There is nothing like a presidential assassination to put your life into perspective. There I was sitting in my tenth grade French class, staring at the cute boy two seats to my left. Something I did everyday. Would he ever notice me? Would he ever ask me on a date? Would anyone ask me on a date?
I cannot recall what he told us during those suspenseful minutes following breaking news, but even then I grasped the irony of an assassination attempt in Dallas while learning about the nation's Founding Fathers.
Having come this far by faith, with a renewed dedication to prophetic action and critique, Black churches are poised on the edge of a future, still too full of the provincial, but instilled with possibilities for insurgent renewal and change.
Sid Davis was a 34-year-old White House correspondent for Westinghouse Radio covering President Kennedy's fateful visit to Dallas on Nov. 21, 1963. He was in the press bus close behind Kennedy's limousine when Lee Harvey Oswald fired the shots that killed Kennedy.