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The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race

Edited by Jesmyn Ward. Scribner, 2016. 240 pages. $25/hardcover; $16/paperback; $12.99/eBook. [Buy on Quakerbooks] In his book The Fire Next Time, [鈥

Greg Williams is a member of Beacon Hill Meeting in Boston, Mass. (New England Yearly Meeting). Greg is working around in-reach and outreach relating to racial justice concerns. He recently received a Legacy Grant from NEYM to address this concern.


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Bayard Rustin at Swarthmore College

Bayard Rustin鈥檚 spiritual depth has been widely overlooked and deserves to be brought back to our attention.

Newton Garver is a 1951 graduate of Swarthmore聽College, a member of Buffalo (N.Y.)聽Meeting, and President of the Bolivian Quaker聽Education Fund. He lives with his wife聽Anneliese in East Concord N.Y., where Bayard聽visited them a couple of times.


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Housing Desegregation in a Small Town

An important part of our complicated history turns up in family papers.

Sue Carroll Edwards grew up in Swarthmore, Pa., as a member of Swarthmore Friends Meeting. She returned to Swarthmore with her husband and two sons in 1989 and rejoined the meeting. A former drill press operator and then preschool teacher, she has more recently worked with adults with disabilities at Horizon House in Philadelphia. Now retired, she is an activist for peace and reducing climate change.


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A Legacy of Excellence in Education: High Point Normal and Industrial Institute

One of the major endeavors of Quakers has always been education 鈥攏ot just education for a select few or for [鈥

Linda Willard, a member of Marlboro Meeting in Sophia, North Carolina, lives in High Point with her husband Harold. She is employed as office support/administrative assistant to the principal of William Penn-Alfred J. Griffin School for the Arts. She is the author of three books about Quakers: Who? What? When? Where? Quaker Trivia; Quakers Preserved; and Quakers in Conflict.


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Class Privilege and Schools Among Modern Friends

A substantial portion of members of the Religious Society of Friends likes to proclaim its liberalism; some Friends even wrap [鈥

Larry Ingle, a member of Chattanooga (Tenn.) Meeting, is a historian. He is the author of Quakers in Conflict: The Hicksite Reformation and First Among Friends: George Fox and the Creation of Quakerism.


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Kicked by God: A Journey into Public Schoolteaching

The late Korean Quaker Ham Sok Han once said that on his life journey he was 鈥渒icked by God鈥 onto [鈥

Kitty Taylor Mizuno is a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting, where she serves on the Religious Education Committee and chairs the Ad Hoc Group on Racial Justice and Equality. She is also on Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's Ministry for Racial Justice and Equality in the Religious Society of Friends.


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Student Nonviolent Co枚rdinating Committee (SNCC) 50th Reunion in Raleigh, North Carolina

I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the 50th reunion of the Student Nonviolent Co枚rdinating Committee (SNCC) from April [鈥

David Hartsough, a member of San Francisco (Calif.) Meeting, is the director of Peaceworkers and was a co-founder of Nonviolent Peaceforce. A graduate of Howard University, he participated in numerous lunch counter sit-ins in Maryland and Virginia in 1960.


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Here Slavery鈥檚 Death Began

鈥淚 was about eight years old, and it seemed kind of bizarre,鈥 remembered Kathy Nicholson Paulmier, a Quaker and teacher [鈥

Raymond M. Lane, a freelance writer, is a member of Adelphi (Md.) Meeting.


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A La Chureca Christmas

My friend Michael popped into my office. When he told me he couldn鈥檛 make it to Nicaragua this year for [鈥

Herb Haigh, a member of St. Petersburg (Fla.) Meeting, is president of Ameri-Plus Select Services, a Medicare Select hospital network. He and his wife, Pam, are available to talk about the work of ProNica to monthly meetings and other interested groups; contact through http://www.pronica.org.


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Up on the Mountaintop

The morning was freezing cold in Mitchellville, Maryland, as we drove to the train station. Maria and I had flown [鈥

James A. Fletcher, a member of Pocatello (Idaho) Worship Group, is vice president for finance and information of Idaho State University. He was one of the founders of the Fellowship of Friends of African Descent. He is treasurer and a member of the National Board of American Friends Service Committee.


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