A heartwarming story of faith, resilience, and perseverance.
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A naive, bright-eyed girl of 16, a junior in high school, weighing less than 100 pounds barely towering 5’2, never imagined she was witnessing history unfold as she stood outside on the door steps of Eudora AME Church located behind her house, separated by a dirt alley. The year 1968, 45 years ago; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. visited Marks, Mississippi prior to his untimely death on April 4, 1968.
Dr. Love, assistant to Dr. Steele of SCLC, walks the street that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. walked 45 years ago.
Velma Wilson is a native of Marks, Mississippi and grew up during the tumultuous times of the 1950s and 1960s. She is the fifth child of seventeen living siblings. She is a sociologist with years of experience as a social worker, educator, adoption counselor and advocate for children.
Book Signing and Discussion Events
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May 5 & 6, 2013
May 9, 2013
Haywood Center Brownsville, TN
June 12-16, 2013
Little Rock, AR
The Dream Intensified
A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Book Talk at
University School of Jackson
Read Excerpt from “What’s in the Water?”
She must have been terrified.
I can imagine her running through a vast cotton field, sweat racing down her neck. I can imagine her holding her breath, maybe hiding behind some dilapidated shed—scared to breathe. She must have tried to flee from those who sought to abuse her. Maybe she ran so hardsome days that she wound up bent over and out of breath, holding her stomach in pain the way a runner does after a tough race.
It is no wonder that, in later years, she was terrified to step outside. Life taught her that people could not be trusted. > Read more.