(979) 968-3155

‘I Still Want to Make a Difference’

Lamplighters Address Diversity Via the Bookshelf

  • ‘I Still Want to Make a Difference’
    ‘I Still Want to Make a Difference’
  • ‘I Still Want to Make a Difference’
    ‘I Still Want to Make a Difference’
  • The Lamplighters have a journal in their Free Little Library for people to write in when they borrow a book. In the entry to the left, a 5-year-old named Abby drew a picture and said, “Thank you for this library.” In the entry on the right, someone wrote “If you are reading this, I hope all your dreams come true.”
    The Lamplighters have a journal in their Free Little Library for people to write in when they borrow a book. In the entry to the left, a 5-year-old named Abby drew a picture and said, “Thank you for this library.” In the entry on the right, someone wrote “If you are reading this, I hope all your dreams come true.”
When La Grange’s Patty Reid was 10 years old, she remembers saying ‘Yes, sir’ to a black man, and then promptly being told by a white adult that wasn’t something she was supposed to do. “It was at that point I knew something was wrong,” Reid said. “I’m an old lady now, but I still want to make a difference.” Reid helped start The Lamplighters, a group of local women who organized to promote…

 

Premium Content is available to subscribers only. Please login here to access content or go here to purchase a subscription.