Phillip J. McKenna

SCOPE 1965 Virginia
Current Residence: Santa Barbara, CA
Email: mckennapj@cox.net

Letter Home, 1965

I was a SCOPE volunteer in the summer of 1965 in Waverly, Virginia (Sussex County). Waverly was a mill town owned by the state senator, Garland Gray; it was feudal in its economy, and politics. The events of that summer were very educational for this sheltered white boy from the suburbs as I was instructed in the economics and oppression of racism.

 


 
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