Please convey my most sincere thanks to the Mancos School Principal and elementary teachers for allowing me the awesome privilege of articulating some of the history of African-Americans.
I sincerely hope this provided even more awareness of Martin Luther King Jr.'s mission and non-violent resistance to segregation.
I already told you Tanya, but it deserves repeating; after the two Monday's of classes, I was truly impressed with the familiarity the children already had of slavery, slave life-styles, racial inequality and resistance to segregation. These subjects were never taught when I was in any school.
I noticed the quotes on many walls in the school that stated numerous positive feelings and actions of caring, friendship, tolerance and understanding.
I'm not sure who benefited the most - the students or myself. I was so energized I could barely stop sharing the experience with my husband and friends!
If it would be beneficial for me to share experiences of the depression and/or World War II, just let me know - I am available.
Gloria Thatch-Woody, Mancos