In U.S., civility has overcome political disagreements and should again
October 16, 2019
By Dr. Earl H. Tilford
When President Donald Trump visited Minneapolis, Minn., on Oct. 10, Mayor Jacob Frey stated, “While there is no legal mechanism to prevent the president from visiting, his message of hatred will never be welcome in Minneapolis.”
For those too young to remember, the United States in 1963 was divided deeply over the growing civil rights movement – a division that later widened with the war in Vietnam.
In May 1963, I was a 17-year-old high school junior in Sheffield, Alabama. On May 18, I arrived at the Tennessee Valley Authority pavilion in nearby Muscle Shoals...