Sunday, October 11, 2015

Rhap365 Day 34: If these Walls





#Rhapsody365 Day 34;  Revisit.

Tonight I went back out and visited a schoolroom in Menifee, Arkansas. The elementary students of Menifee now go to school in Conway some 6 miles to the east. Today, I think of Menifee as a place you must not drive faster than 45mph, a mile before you get there, and then no faster than 35 mph as you pass by its three churches, a community building and a police station. But I am most curious. Menifee appears to be an "island" African American community. I have no sense how it came to be such, as the surrounding communities are largely white.

Just being in this  space makes me wonder about the lives that passed through this classroom, and where those people are today.