It is easy to stand in a crowd: it takes courage to
stand alone." Zambian proverb for February 7. From the calendar
"African Wisdom for Life" by Annetta Miller.
The proverb today is very meaningful to me. I
appreciate all the people around the world who have stood up to
oppression but especially here in Mississippi for those who fought for
their rights during the 60's. I am reading a classic book "Coming of
Age in Mississippi" written by
Anne Moody and published in 1968. Once I started reading this book I
couldn't put it down. I thought I had heard these stories so many times
but her story was just so real and embellished. She told the story
like it was.
These delegates to constitutional convention were speaking out at great risk against their authoritarian government in Togo in the 90's.