TITLE: The Right to Love, Part II: Reunion (Part 1 of 3)
By Lauren Alan
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A few years later, Angie heard reports that there would be "marches", movements in which large groups of black people would actually walk together to stand up to the sheriff and government to demand new laws that promoted freedom, equal access to the facilities whites had access to, and black people's right to vote. She liked the idea of those laws being passed and honestly did believe that it was possible for a large group of people who banded together to make a difference. After all, she had learned from studying the Bible that where two or more were gathered in God's name, He was right there in their midst. When all the disciples went out on their mission to preach the Gospel, the number of people who believed in Christ grew. There was no doubt in her mind that a large group of people could be used by God to have such a large impact. Because the movement's purpose was so noble and Angie believed it would have an impact, she decided to join the movement.
Charles had also heard about those marches and decided to participate in them as well. He believed that if enough people participated in the marches, the sheriff and the other people who forced his people to submit to unfair rules and laws would eventually tire of all their protesting and just give into their demands to get them off their backs. He also believed that desegregation was God's will and that people who joined in the marches would stand a chance of bringing desegregation about. He had a strong faith that where two or more were gathered in God's name, God was right there in their midst and would work everything together for their good.
One day Angie learned that a famous black minister named Martin Luther King, Jr. would be speaking about the marches and the blacks' good fight for freedom at a black church that evening. She decided to attend that meeting.
That night when Angie got to the church, she was happy to see that it was packed with people fighting for their freedom. One of the people there was Charles Williams, and he was sitting with Ty Miller. Some years had passed and those two hadn't changed much. Angie was especially thrilled that Charles still looked the same as he did the last time she saw him. She took a seat next to the two men, who did not even seem to recognize her.
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