I was a field worker with SCLC/SCOPE in the summers of '65 and '66. I emigrated to Canada after my alternative service in '68. I became very disillusioned after the King assassination in '68, because the movement changed direction so radically and became a black nationalist driven movement.
Since I came to Canada I got involved in progressive politics (NDP). I completed my education, spent 2 years in Africa teaching and researching for my doctorate. I returned to the states and taught for a number of years. I found that after 9/11 that the repression of political expression was totally untenable for me, so I gave up my citizenship and returned to Canada.
Now I teach Latin American and Caribbean history here in Toronto at Ryerson University. I am also a political activist working with the New Democratic Party and focus on social justice, muticulturalism, peace and aboriginal rights.
I would like communicate with civil rights veterans, peace and human rights activists and political progressives, who still believe in the dream. I invite members of this group to join both of my yahoogroups, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Dr. Franklin Farmer