Hi! I’m Jim Kreisle, a retired 71 year old physician, from Austin, Texas. I’ve developed this intense interest in the history of the civil rights movement after reading “The Fire is Upon Us” by Buccola, which I thoroughly enjoyed and recommend most highly. I am one of those insufferable white liberals, described by James Baldwin, who says all the right things about race but has little sense of what it really feels like to grow up black in the USA. I have lived and worked in a de facto segregated white world, have often interacted with African Americans but haven’t connected on even a social level, and have never had a black friend! Something is wrong! That’s why I signed up for the tour. I’m exploring myself as well as history.