Coming Home to the Struggle
Against The Current vol. 134

Thompson, Wendy
http://www.solidarity-us.org/node/1489

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/05/2008
Year Published:  2008  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13411

I became a political activist at the age of 12, when I marched for open housing in Evanston, Illinois. We lived next to the Black community in Evanston; African-American students made up 40% of my grade school. At the local YWCA girls club my sister and I were the only whites. The young Black women I became close to helped me overcome painful shyness. Later my father, a Methodist minister, was arrested trying to integrate churches in Jackson, Mississippi.

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