a tribute from Larry Robinson
lrobpoet@sonic.net

In the Autumn of 1968 I was lost and unable to find the thread of my life. Alan Fisher, who had just returned from Daufuskie Island, told me about the Extramural Education program that Herman Blake has started. I wound up taking a bus across the country with R.J. Rice to Daufuskie and spending that academic quarter doing home repairs and teaching carpentry in the Gullah community.

That  experience changed my life. It showed me a world I had known only academically and opened my eyes to the realities of poverty and social inequity. It gave me a reason to finish my undergraduate degree and led to a lifetime commitment to social change work.

Thank you, Herman!

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