My name is Eddie L. Holiday III. My family is made of public servants. My father, Eddie Lee Holiday II, served as an avionics navigations systems technician for the United States Air Force. My grandfather, Eddie Lee Holiday, served as a drill sergeant in the United States Army in the 1950s, primarily in Louisiana and Texas. My grandfather served his country during the Jim Crow era and experienced the abuse of power by federal, state, and local officials. Even though my grandfather suffered physical beatings and demeaning insults by police officers, he continued to serve his country, as he believed that through hard work and perseverance, his county would recognize the humanity of its fellow African American citizens. We, as a nation, are still working toward that goal.
Continue reading Eddie's article "Where Do We Go from Here?" that was recently in DRI's The Voice by clicking here.