We thought things would change...

We were wrong.

It's time to get it right!

Systemic refers to something that is spread throughout, affecting a group or system, such as a body, economy, market or society as a whole.

And though we've had some truly wonderful leaders in the civil rights movement, the change that is needed today must come from ALL of us!

In Memory of John Lewis

Systemic Racism is ingrained in our current system

You can do something about it.

A lot of us are feeling helpless. Not knowing what to do can be frustrating. 

The first step is to educate yourself.

We should all learn what has transpired to get us here. Knowing the past will help us change the future.

Fortunately, today's crisis comes at a time when there are still some alive today to remind us of what happened, and what was intended to come from the early days of the Civil Rights movement.

One of those available to us today is Dr. Charles O. Pickett

Dr. Charles O. Prickett is one of the original "Freedom Fighters" in the American Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Prickett is an author, educator, speaker, and civil rights attorney.

Dr. Prickett participated in the 1963 March on Washington, the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer, and the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March.

He has spent his life helping others learn how to be part of the change needed by bringing the history and lessons of the period alive.

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In his book, “Remembering Mississippi Freedom Summer,” he chronicles his time as an active participant in the civil rights movement.

Among others, the book includes his experiences teaching at a “freedom school” and meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King while working on the Selma to Montgomery March.

As an acclaimed public speaker, Dr. Prickett has appeared before audiences ranging from civic organizations to colleges to high schools and elementary schools.

In addition to showing a film about the period, he recounts his often-harrowing yet deeply meaningful experiences in the civil rights movement.

His message about political involvement and the non-violent approach to social justice is as poignant today as it was 50 years ago.

Today’s political events bring a new urgency to Prickett’s message.

Dr. Prickett has been featured in the media for his work as a civil rights activist in the 1960s. He was honored in 2019 when he received the Carter G. Woodson Memorial Award in recognition of a life dedicated to the service of others.

The award is one of the National Education Association’s most prestigious NEA Human and Civil Rights citations. In other coverage, Charles was featured in the film “A Regular Bouquet."

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Dr. Prickett provides his personal experiences from the '60s in his book, in group presentations, and now Zoom presentations. 

Individuals can learn more about how the origins of the Civil Rights movement, so they can continue the fight in our modern times.

Through presentations to:

  • Elementary, Middle, and High Schools
  • Community Colleges and Jr. Colleges
  • Universities
  • Civic organizations such as the Rotary Club

Dr. Prickett can bring the wisdom learned in the past to audiences that desire to be part of the change needed in this country.

Companies and Corporations can utilize his years of experience as an attorney, Pro Tem Judge, and Superior Court mediator to craft individualized Diversity Statements so that they too can start to reshape our culture away from our racist beginnings.



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    Get the Book!

    Unlike historical accounts about America’s civil rights movement, “Remembering Mississippi Freedom Summer” is the book written by someone who was there as this compelling story unfolded.

    Read Charles Prickett’s compelling first-hand account of participating in the events of 1964 that changed America.

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    Get the Book!

    Unlike historical accounts about America’s civil rights movement, “Remembering Mississippi Freedom Summer” is the book written by someone who was there as this compelling story unfolded.

    Read Charles Prickett’s compelling first-hand account of participating in the events of 1964 that changed America.

    Only $5.00 (Kindle version) $15.00 paperback

    Available on Amazon


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