The Class of '65

The Class of Being a student at Americus High School was the worst experience of Greg Wittkamper s life Greg came from a nearby Christian commune Koinonia whose members devoutly and publicly supported racial equ

  • Title: The Class of '65
  • Author: Jim Auchmutey
  • ISBN: 9781681410326
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Audio
  • Being a student at Americus High School was the worst experience of Greg Wittkamper s life Greg came from a nearby Christian commune, Koinonia, whose members devoutly and publicly supported racial equality When he refused to insult and attack his school s first black students in 1964, Greg was mistreated as badly as they were harassed and bullied and beaten In the summBeing a student at Americus High School was the worst experience of Greg Wittkamper s life Greg came from a nearby Christian commune, Koinonia, whose members devoutly and publicly supported racial equality When he refused to insult and attack his school s first black students in 1964, Greg was mistreated as badly as they were harassed and bullied and beaten In the summer after his senior year, as racial strife in Americus and the nation reached its peak, Greg left Georgia Forty one years later, a dozen former classmates wrote letters to Greg, asking his forgiveness and inviting him to return for a class reunion Their words opened a vein of painful memory and unresolved emotion, and set him on a journey that would prove healing and saddening.

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    1. I thoroughly enjoyed this read. The nostalgia, remembering those days from the news stories, was worth the read. What amazed me most was the emotions I experienced - especially toward the end. The author gives an excellent view of what's the Koinonia Farms experience was like in its early days.

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