Just like A Tree essays
Just like a tree that's standing by the water, we shall not be moved.We remember singing that song while attending Clarendon school district 1 in Summerton, SC.Hello, my name is Sabrina H. and I am a graduate of the historic Scott's Branch High school. In recent news specials on the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling, one key element was left out. It is of one of the cases that were included in the Brown vs. Board of Education; Briggs vs. Elliot. The struggle that was started then is still a focus for me and my Summerton community. I understand that the prettiest story with the happiest ending is what historians share. We, in Summerton share and remember a different story.My only concern with the issue is how we have been left behind?
Summerton has been left behind.The mentality of the older residence is that of complacency.My generation (generation X) has no direction because we are in search of a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. How do I explain to them in a way that is not intimidating that the civil rights movement is not our movement?We have so many other focuses.Our children look to us for direction but we only know what we have seen.
The town of Summerton is like no other I have seen.The high school that I graduated from has not had a white graduate since the Brown vs. Board of education ruling. When prompted to integrate, those that were not in favor started their own school. The ruling was a spring board for Topeka, Kansas, but it is evident that change was not welcome in Summerton, SC.I call it legal segregation.
I did not believe that it was possible to be a product of your environment, but this situation has caused me to reevaluate my beliefs in that area.I can now conceive how a person can be a part of something so long that they adapt because no sign of change is in sight.
How could we have been left behind?I shed a tear as I type only because the celebrations that were recently …