For many years, 35 volunteers and I have been studying the bravery and tenacity of Loudoun's Black population to acquire equal education during segregation for their children.
This is not a partisan political statement: I propose that we honor those children and their friends with a monument in Leesburg. Their peaceful effort and that of Quakers and others who worked with them is awe-inspiring.
I was born abroad and lived or traveled in war zones and nations with terrible human rights records. The courage seen in Loudoun and determination to achieve constitutional rights is on a par with any suppressed people in the world.
The Edwin Washington Project