She learned the way of the KKK but teaches diversity today

Mike Haskey- The Ledger-Enquirer

Mike Haskey- The Ledger-Enquirer

What happens when a woman raised as a fundamentalist Baptist studies a Jew’s book with a bunch of Episcopalians?
 
In an interview with the Ledger-Enquirer in June, Debbie Anderson reflects on her five-decade personal journey growing up with KKK supporter to now teaching diversity and inclusion as the program director of Thompson-Pound Art Program. When Anderson was in eighth-grade, she wore for show-and-tell her aunt’s KKK robe, symbolizing the intolerance she was taught in church and at home. As program director, Anderson teaches 60 diverse children (age 6-11) and 20 teen interns and mentors religious tolerance as they work together to create a unity art piece and performance at The Chattahoochee Valley Episcopal Ministry’s free week-long summer day camp.
 
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