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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-19-07 05:19 PM
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26. YES!!!!
I totally agree, Morgana. We never know how we might impact somebody.

I am reminded of a great scene, in the movie "Ray", where he is about to play a "whites only" venue in 1962 Georgia. There are a bunch of Afican-Americans protesting outside and one of them, a young college student, steps out of the crowd and speaks to Ray directly, imploring him to reconsider his choice to play. Based on the kid's influence, he decides right there and then to REFUSE to play and gets back on the bus and leaves.

The state of Georgia bans him "for life" for refusing to play and that one act ends up being a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights movement. It was a VERY big deal at the time to have a musician of his caliber refuse to play. Later on, the Georgia state Legislature issues a formal apology to Ray Charles for its 1962 ban; his "Georgia on My Mind" is named as the state's official song.

Interesting, eh? I think it's a great story.

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  -How we affect each other: the ripples of our actions and words Shine  Mar-19-07 12:30 PM   #0 
  - The message that cars are vastly overrated for transportation  taterguy   Mar-19-07 12:32 PM   #1 
  - Wow, 90%.....good on ya, taterguy!  Shine   Mar-19-07 12:48 PM   #5 
     - The truth is I'm lazy  taterguy   Mar-19-07 04:06 PM   #23 
  - That is wonderful Shine.  malta blue   Mar-19-07 12:36 PM   #2 
  - You're a good mom, malta  Shine   Mar-19-07 12:50 PM   #6 
     - Thanks Shine!  malta blue   Mar-19-07 01:13 PM   #16 
     - Dupe - delete  malta blue   Mar-19-07 01:13 PM   #17 
  - My latest LTTE actually received praise from the Christians in my neighborhood  w8liftinglady   Mar-19-07 12:39 PM   #3 
  - YES!!!! What a fantastic letter, w8liftinglady!  Shine   Mar-19-07 12:52 PM   #7 
  - Thanks shine-and thanks for this post..we need to hear good things,too  w8liftinglady   Mar-19-07 01:04 PM   #12 
  - Beautiful letter  skygazer   Mar-19-07 01:00 PM   #9 
  - Great letter -- very moving.  GenDem   Mar-19-07 01:07 PM   #13 
     - thank you  w8liftinglady   Mar-20-07 04:50 PM   #35 
  - By buying almost all of our food  GoneOffShore   Mar-19-07 12:39 PM   #4 
  - Good for you!  Shine   Mar-19-07 01:02 PM   #10 
  - Excellent point and one that's often overlooked  skygazer   Mar-19-07 12:58 PM   #8 
  - what can one person do? reminded me of this essay  hfojvt   Mar-19-07 01:21 PM   #18 
  - Thanks for your post, hfojvt  Shine   Mar-19-07 05:30 PM   #28 
  - What a great story, skygazer.  Shine   Mar-19-07 01:23 PM   #19 
  - Wise words  ayeshahaqqiqa   Mar-19-07 01:03 PM   #11 
  - Thank you, friend.  Shine   Mar-19-07 01:47 PM   #21 
  - Great post.  RoBear   Mar-19-07 01:07 PM   #14 
  - Thanks! Good call on the spelling error. Ooops, my bad.  Shine   Mar-19-07 01:25 PM   #20 
  - Very insightful, Shine. K & R  GenDem   Mar-19-07 01:08 PM   #15 
  - shine on!  mdmc   Mar-19-07 01:51 PM   #22 
  - mdmc!  Shine   Mar-19-07 05:25 PM   #27 
     - I check in when I can  mdmc   Mar-21-07 11:12 AM   #37 
  - Perfect strangers have changed my life  Morgana LaFey   Mar-19-07 04:10 PM   #24 
  - YES!!!!  Shine   Mar-19-07 05:19 PM   #26 
     - Great story and I love the milk story downthread too  Morgana LaFey   Mar-20-07 03:45 PM   #32 
  - Beautiful, Shine!  Kajsa   Mar-19-07 04:57 PM   #25 
  - The attached story that was E-mailed to me recently touches....  kitty1   Mar-19-07 05:47 PM   #29 
  - Beautiful story, kitty1  Shine   Mar-19-07 06:39 PM   #31 
  - "What ripples do YOU send out?"  AZBlue   Mar-19-07 06:12 PM   #30 
  - Thanks, I needed this today  buddyhollysghost   Mar-20-07 04:40 PM   #33 
  - ((((( the ripple effect )))))  merh   Mar-20-07 04:43 PM   #34 
  - kick  heatstreak   Mar-20-07 05:43 PM   #36 

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