Below is a link to an article remembering Rosa Parks. The man being interviewed is George Smith. Mr. Smith will be our Martin Luther King Commemoration Service speaker on Tuesday, January 17.
Hope and I met with Mr. and Mrs. Smith a few weeks ago for dinner. They both shared stories of their experience of registering black voterssin Mississippi during 1964. They had been beaten, harassed, spent time in a jail cell with MLK and had crosses burnt in their yards. Mr. Smith was a close friend of James Cheney who was one of the three Civil Rights workers killed in Mississippi in 1964. The movie “Mississippi Burning” tells part of the town’s story during this experience.