ed nakawatase and a "transcendent moment of history"

Make sure you read this fascinating blog entry at Young Philly Politics on Ed Nakawatase and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding: "A high moral enterprise": Philadelphian Ed Nakawatase reflects on SNCC and 50 years of progress.

This week, hundreds of SNCC members from all over the coutry are gathering in Raleigh, North Carolina to honor one of the pillar organizations of the civil rights movement. Ed will be making the journey with them -- as likely the only surviving Asian American member of the group.

In 1963, at age 20, Ed dropped out of college and headed to Atlanta as a SNCC staff member, to take part in "one of the greatest social struggles in our nation's history at the pinnacle of its power and moral force." Read about his incredible, inspiring story here.

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