Jackson, Mississippi: Letter to John Dolan: Arrest of John Dolan (MS): ICC bans discrimination again: Scheduled release from prison: April 26, 1961 May, 1961 May-November, 1961 June 12, 1961 June 25, 1961 September 22, 1961 January 2, 1962
say about me and the path that I have chosen for myself I must say I’m sorry. I’m sorry for you. I am sorry that you are unable to sleep for what you believe to be as foolishness. I’m sorry that you feel I am insane, but I feel that [you’re] the insane one.
not only their health but their humanity. I feel that you have failed as a doctor....I hope that one day you come to your senses and realize that the world is changing with or without your consent. And people like me will do what’s right to make sure it changes the right way.... (by Mekah B.)
letting me know you’ve kept my things. Just the thought of you looking after my drums gives me the hope that one day we’ll play together like we used to. One day, Father, when all this comes to an end. One day, your son will return to you.
much more. I have been thinking about your letter for the past weeks, probably because it’s the last thing I had in my hands before I boarded Greyhound. Frank, my friend whom I hope you still remember, had his mother’s kiss as a farewell. I, your letter.
must have been thinking — that you were right from the beginning. That this was all a product of my insanity. That your son has lost his mind. But Father, who would have thought that six weeks in jail would only make me feel more empowered and needed than ever?