The civil rights movement/SNCC was the crucible in which I was forged and it has continued to guide and shape my life. My work with Freedom Schools still defines my philosophy of teaching. My concern now is that so much of what was learned has been lost or deeded away. Reading Kwame Ture's autobiography [Ready for Revolution revitalized and challenged me. His injuction to all of us was to tell our stories. I am glad to see this web site and to see that old comrades with a mission are living around the world. Let us tell our stories because they empower us.