Franklin McCallie was born in the South, back when it was still segregated. Being a white boy with a privileged background, he had no clue how to relate to or act around people of color.
At 20 years old, McCallie’s life changed forever when he reluctantly attended a church meeting between his college and black students from another college. A man by the name of John was the leader of the visiting students.
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The story John told of his personal experience as a black man during those times truly touched McCallie’s heart forever, and his life has never been the same since.
“I have trouble telling this story…”Franklin McCallie was born in the segregated South, and grew up with a certain mindset. Until one day in 1961: http://cbsn.ws/1GIkKOj
Posted by CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley on Thursday, July 23, 2015