Martin Luther King Day Observance


Reversing Falls Sanctuary
818 Bagaduce Road
04617 North Brooksville , ME
Ralph Chapman will give his first report to the community of his civil rights pilgrimage to the deep south in search of answers:
  • How do we come toward an understanding of racism-caused suffering, past and present?
  • How do we interrogate privilege?
  • Who were the leaders then?
  • Where are our leaders now?
Ralph Chapman, a research scientist by career, is in the second half of his final term as a State Representative to Maine’s citizen Legislature. He lives in Brooksville, the
birthplace of his mother-in-law, but far from the birthplace of his father-in-law: rural Alabama, fifty miles from Birmingham. Wanting to expand his understanding of the
civil rights movement and also to fill the void of his appreciation for the culture of half his wife’s family, and inspired by the music of Kim and Reggie Harris* who
performed Underground Railroad and Civil Rights Freedom Songs at Reversing Falls, he signed up to be a part of the Living Legacy Pilgrimage in November 2016. The
emotional power of the trip made it impossible for him to speak about it before now as his voice disappears quickly when he cries. Hopefully, the time is ripe for giving it a
try now.
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 16:00
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