Letters to the Editor

August 25, 2013

Trip to D.C. in 1963 was momentous and emotional

In 1963, I was a junior at Columbia University. One morning, I was reading The New York Times when an article caught my attention: College students from the North were spending the summer in the South to help with a black voter registration drive. Compared to the work those students were doing, my summer job as a receptionist seemed unimportant. I knew those students were risking their lives.

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