The Class of '65

A Student, a Divided Town, and the Long Road to Forgiveness

In the midst of racial strife, one young man showed courage and empathy.

By Jim Auchmutey Read by Adam Verner African American / History - United States / Nonfiction English, Unabridged 7h 40m Sell Sheet Also available on
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							Being a student at Americus High School was the worst experience of Greg Wittkamper's life. Greg came from a nearby Christian commune, Koinonia, whose members devoutly and publicly supported racial equality. When he refused to insult and attack his school's first black students in 1964, Greg was mistreated as badly as they were: harassed and bullied and beaten. In the summer after his senior year, as racial strife in Americus - and the nation - reached its peak, Greg left Georgia. Forty-one years later, a dozen former classmates wrote letters to Greg, asking his forgiveness and inviting him to return for a class reunion. Their words opened a vein of painful memory and unresolved emotion, and set him on a journey that would prove healing and saddening.