Sunday, January 14, 2007

Starting on a Long-Overdue Project

This pen and the blank pages sitting on my desk right now are representative of a step I'm about to take. For years, I've been saying I'm going to write a book, but I've never followed through on that promise. Last year, after talking to several folks, I decided I was going to write a history of the Civil Rights Movement in my hometown (which was remarkably involved in that struggle; it was the home of Harlem Renaissance poet Anne Spencer, who was friends with -- and hosted in her home -- such figures as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and W.E.B. DuBois, and it was also one of the stops on the famous Freedom Rides of 1961).

Today, after lagging on that for a while, I started the project. The research will be long, and finding people who were involved and getting them to agree to be interviewed will take even longer, but it should be a rewarding project. And I hope that -- when it's finished -- it's a worthwhile addition to the history of my hometown.

5 comments:

julieunplugged said...

Good for you! There's nothing like having a book project to keep you interested and involved in life. I like the phot for it's blank slate appearance. Good luck! (Love the topic!)

Sandie said...

I like the picture a lot. It hold so much promise. White pages intimatate me though, and it is unlined even. I would have to put some water colors on it before I could even think :)

It is a cool and worthy project too!

my15minutes said...

Good luck on your project!

Margaret said...

Love it...what a great beginning. It makes a statement about your desire to get it started!

Sounds like a really interesting and worthwhile endeavor...

SusansPlace said...

Kudos to you Matt, for starting! What an adventure. :-)

Susan