This is a memoir I am working on. Here is an excerpt:
My world accelerated its ugly slid into intolerance, accompanied with violence. In September, 1963, just two months before my Peace Corps experience in Nigeria was over, Klu Klux Klan terrorists bombed the 26th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Four little Sunday school girls were killed, another girl’s eye was put out, and over twenty other people were injured. My African students were puzzled, “How could that happen in America.”
As I write this the voters of Alabama just elected Doug Jones to the United States Senate. Nearly forty years after the murders and destruction at the Birmingham church, Doug Jones had been the lead prosecutor in the successful prosecution of two of the Klan bigots who did the bombing at the Birmingham church.
With the votes of 98% of the African-American women, Democrat Jones defeated racist and Republican pedophile Roy Moore. Many Alabama republicans, although not bothered as much by his racism, could not vote for Republican pedophile Roy Moore.