Monday, April 24, 2006

GTRC Volunteer Reflections

The following are reflections of Ashely Gravely, a Commission volunteer and Bennett College junior:

Interning here at the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission opened my eyes to a side of Greensboro that I never could have imagined. While working on special projects such as transcription and scrap booking, I was able to see up close and personal why the individuals here worked tirelessly for the truth, reconciliation, and healing of Greensboro, NC and November 3, 1979. The scrap booking of news articles based on race, labor, and police were particularly interesting; you never notice how many articles can be published everyday about these subjects. Having the opportunity to work on this project has been an asset to my fields of study, Political Science and Mass Communications. Also having my school, Bennett College for Women, named as the site for which this valuable information will be placed is a great honor. I know that Sandra N. Smith and others would be proud of our hard work!

Thanks, Ashely, for all of your hard work and for sharing your thoughts.

posted by Jill Williams, exec. dir.

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