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“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”–Martin Luther King, Jr. I grew up in a town near Seattle; a small white town, attended a virtually all-white school and lived in a small house with my father and sister. My mom had died when I was six.
Dr. Dianne Sykes, Martin Luther King Jr., Professor of Sociology
Office of University Communications, "“Holding on to a Dream”–GWU Professor Reflects on Diversity and MLK, Jr." (2013). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1726.