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30K Hours Of 1 Persons Activism & Volunteerism

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Ricky L. Robertson at 2 Rick at 9 in 1966 At age 11 I attended My first political education meeting. That meeting was an experience in learning where and how I was situated in the social, economic and political narrative of America. The neighborhood I lived in was filled with a lot of self-directed maturing, exploitation and intimidation. I started attending political education classes as an escape from the lack of thinking that permeated my environment. As I took in the insights and experiences that others were having I acquired the desire to share and contrast my newly found beliefs with others. My choices were between political studies and facing an increasingly hostile environment in my community so the choice was easy.  I found the hours of listening, learning and contrasting the views of others to be thought provoking.  Rick at 12 Rick at 14
My Detroit Youth Group was started in 1972to distribute circulars that promoted voting and the election of Coleman A. Young as Mayor of the city…