I recently became more vividly aware of a courageous struggle that is being waged by a man with whom I am quite familiar. His name is Terry White, and he served (when he was able) as a deacon in our church in Florence.
With Mother’s Day being just a few days away, I thought it very appropriate and timely to make some comments on what is arguably the most essential and influential human position in our culture.
In all actuality, this commentary started forty-eight years ago, when a man from Latta, South Carolina, fresh out of Morris College, came to Dillon School District Two as a social studies teacher. Little did he realize at the time that he would stay in one school district for so long and would become one of its most beloved and enduring teachers; a living institution within an institution.
That which I have always feared has happened. In all sincerity, I knew it was coming before it came.
It was in August of 2009, when I first met Samuel Ndikumana, who I refer to as “Sammy.”