… showed a future where there were black folk and white folk working together. I looked at it as science fiction cause that wasn’t going to happen really; but Ronald saw it as #SCIENCE #POSSIBITY.” #SciencePossibility”
"This library is not for coloureds."
The conversation ends with “Thank you, Ma’am!”
The library in Lake City was renamed the Dr. Ronald E. McNair Life History Center on January 28th, 2011.
"Ronald McNair grew up in Lake City, S.C. He grew up to become an astronaut. He was on the Challenger mission, which tragically exploded seconds after takeoff on Jan. 28, 1986. This is the actually funny story of how he started his journey in a time of great racial strife, as told by his brother to StoryCorps. And despite the tragedy, there’s a little bit of a happy ending."
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