Chapter 9: Roots

I tried to conclude on a hopeful note in the memoir by providing examples of "Truth, Reconciliation, Hope and Action" including my own personal commitments well beyond simply writing a book. Now it has to be built upon for future generations including those of my grandchildrens' ages. The image demonstrates how this can be done by depicting the roots of a tree to again demonstrate metaphorically our connectedness to all humans as well as to nature. Also, the Wilkerson, Charles/Rah, and McGhee books referenced in this chapter provide significant examples of what is possible to move from "Obliviousness" to "Activism". Additionally, my memoir provides some ideas based on my experience on how to connect the dots and move from frozenness to action.