David Yarbrough

These past three weeks I have learn a huge amount about the Civil Rights movement,
and about the history of Memphis. Before now I had little more than a vague
impression of the Civil Rights Movement left over from middle school Social
Studies classes. I learned about the history and current events of the Highland
Heights neighborhood, an area that I have driven through every day but have
never known anything about.

The most
important realization I have had since I began working at Crossroads is that
things are seldom as black and white as they appear. I thought the conflicts
between the different black leadership groups was fascinating, as was the
dynamic between the Civil Rights leaders and the labor unions. I learned to dig
a little deeper and to tease out the nuances of history.

Published in: on June 25, 2011 at 5:26 pm  Comments Off on David Yarbrough  
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