Richard Hutch

SCLC/SCOPE, CORE, 1965, Alabama, Louisiana
Current Residence: Chapel Hill, Queensland, AUSTRALIA

Voter registration, community organisation and political education constituted my activity in the Civil Rights Movement in 1965. Violent resistance was experienced, including being shot at after night-time mass meetings and beaten during demonstrations and boycotts. Not only did my engagement in this pivotal moment in American history lend me a purpose for living a life greater than my own. Such "life and death" daily activity also turned into a personal and inner transformational event three years later on the day of the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. This protracted "psychohistorical" event of 1965-68 came to closure for me in the form of a professional career as a university academic teaching and researching in the Humanities based on cultivating moral integrity.


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