“By next Friday, every school kid in America will have experienced at least three events where they have no doubt wondered how long they must endure the tolerance for guns that has torn apart the fabric of this country and endangered their lives.”
— Documentary filmmaker Bobby Houston, on the screening of his film ‘The Children’s March’
Following the latest school shooting atrocity in Parkland, Florida, another Children’s Crusade is rising: a largely youth-bred movement meant to persuade legislators to take some meaningful action to stem the needless deaths of our country’s children in schools.
A veteran of World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1941 and was honorably discharged in 1945. A B-24 crew engineer and top turret gunner, he was awarded the American Theater Ribbon and the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with one Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
“We’re dealing with interesting dynamics right now because all the problems we have faced in the past now have little tentacles that are coming up in different ways.”
— Dr. Bernard Lafayette, from his remarks at the 20th Annual W.E.B. Du Bois lecture at Bard College at Simon’s Rock