I wish you had commended the Negro sit inners and demonstrators of Birmingham for theirsublime courage, their willingness to suffer and their amazing discipline in the midst ofgreatprovocation. One day the South will recognize its real heroes. They will be the JamesMerediths, withthe noble sense of purpose that enables them to face jeering and hostile mobs, and withtheagonizing loneliness that characterizes the life of the pioneer. They will be old,oppressed, batteredNegro women, symbolized in a seventy two year old woman in Montgomery, Alabama, who roseupwith a sense of dignity and with her people decided not to ride segregated buses, and whorespondedwith ungrammatical profundity to one who inquired about her weariness: "My feets is tired,but mysoul is at rest." They will be the young high school and college students, the youngministers of thegospel and a host of their elders, courageously and nonviolently sitting in at lunchcounters andwillingly going to jail for conscience' sake. One day the South will know that when thesedisinheritedchildren of God sat down at lunch counters, they were in reality standing up for what isbest in theAmerican dream and for the most sacred values in our Judaeo Christian heritage, therebybringing ournation back to those great wells of democracy which were dug deep by the founding fathersin theirformulation of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
As we transition back into the junior sailing mode, many of us will be shaking off the cobwebs and cringing every time someone mentions that white four letter word that falls from the sky. It’s been a long hard winter here in the Northeast and mentally getting back in the game can be a tough time. Whether you’re coming off your college or high school spring season, or you haven’t stepped in a boat since last August, we all could use some help. Today we talk about planning; summer, session, weekly and daily plans. When utilized, they are an instructor’s best friend and help a summer go smoothly.
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