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Charles Jameson speaks to Bahá'í Discussion Group [part 1]

posted Sep 6, 2016, 9:18 AM by Charles Thilking   [ updated Sep 7, 2016, 3:37 AM ]
Charles Jameson spoke to the Culpeper Bahá'í Discussion Group on growing up in a period of racial equal but separate inter-racial relation in America.  How the African- American community was forced into accepting things as they existed.  Charles said, " As kids we just thought that's the way it is."   After attending an all black grade school Jameson joined the ranks of George Washington Carver High School, again an all black school.  After high school Charles entered college and received a degree in education.  Drafted, while still in college, Charles served in Vietnam.  After receiving 3 Bronze Stars, one with clusters, and a Purple Heart, Charles returned home to Culpeper and took up his father's business.

Charles became a leader in the history of his high school leading an effort to have the old school restored and repurposed.  Recently he co-chaired the reunion of all class members of the School with a  resounding turnout and success.

Asked what he felt the future held for the relationships between the races, Charles indicated that he didn't feel the young were as interested in the history of African/ Americans,  He felt that they just want to go on with their lives.

It was apparent that although the United States has come a long ways since equal but separate days there is still a long ways to go until we reach Bahá'u'lláh's command for one human race is realized.   

[A second discussion was occurring at the same time.]