RESCUED FROM THE FILES: LETTER TO MARTIN LUTHER KING FROM ON DOWN THE LINE

[As you can see by the date, I wrote this piece 21 years ago while teaching an interim class at Wofford College called “Integration & the Movies.” As a final project I asked my students– 12 black and 12 white– to write letters either to  ML King or Malcolm X from “on down the line” as to how their visions turned out. I did the assignment and this is what...

Time and Tides at Sea Pines

Time and Tides at Sea Pines This morning we walked Murphy on the beach. January at Hilton Head is “low season,” so the beach was almost deserted. It was also low tide, but with bright sun and warm air. A few people strolled between the remnant dunes and winter ocean and we even let the dog off the leash. In high season Murphy would only be welcome early morning and late evening on the Hilton Head beach, the heat of the day...

Everglades, 1976

Everglades, 1976 During my junior year in college I spent part of December and January of 1976 in South Florida on an independent study of sub-tropical ecology with my close friend, David Scott. We made our way south from South Carolina to the Everglades. My friend and teacher Ab Abercrombie agreed to be our sponsor for the class. He told us what he knew of the Everglades, let us borrow the old Grumman canoe,...

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