Harriett Maltina Comer (nee Hardy) was born on June 22, 1914 in Scott County Indiana. She has been a member of the FOR since September 23, 1940 and — like the IFOR — turned 100 this year.
Concerned citizens from across the country converged in the St. Louis area for the four-day “Ferguson October” mobilization. Among them were five activists and supporters of FOR who attended the Oct.
FOR’s chief operating officer, Rev. Hillary Gaston, attended the Ferguson October Weekend of Resistance to assist FOR’s representative in Ferguson, Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, with on the ground efforts.
“You shall love the lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment.
My skin is buff-colored, though I’m called white. I grew up in a small town in Connecticut where most everyone was called white. The first people I met with dark skin called black were the ten or twelve children bused in from Hartford to attend our elementary school. My mother sponsored one of the girls.
Sitting yesterday in the comfort of my office in Hartford, Connecticut, I began to reflect on my trip today to the “scenes of the crimes” that occurred back in August in Ferguson, Missouri. The Greater St. Louis Area is well familiar to me.