Letter Home, 1965
SCOPE — the Summer of 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.