Carl Jemison, family friend of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
As you may know, when we have a guest speaker for our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program students, we oftentimes like to use part of that conversation for this podcast. And that’s what we’re doing this week.
With the holiday this month celebrating Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., our students heard recently from a Kansas City area resident who knew Dr. King. His name is Carl Jemison. He grew up in a single-parent household in Birmingham, Alabama, during the Civil Rights era. Carl’s uncle was with the national office of the NAACP, so Carl was around several giants in the Civil Rights Movement. Carl moved to the Kansas City area in the mid-1980s to work as a chemist at the Sunflower ammunitions plant. He is now retired and active in the caring ministry at the Overland Park Church of Christ.
In this episode we talk with Carl about some of his memories of Dr. King, the Civil Rights Movement, and what we can do to make a difference for each other.
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