More Carol McGraw Articles

  • Civil Rights Act: Colorado Springs woman's prejudices evaporate through experiences

    by carol mcgraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    Lucy Bell was not an avid protest marcher during the civil rights demonstrations that ignited a nation in the mid-1960s. But prejudices she learned in childhood dissolved as her life's journey included teaching minority students, marrying a black man against her parents' wishes and...

  • Civil Rights Act: Long-time Colorado Springs NAACP volunteers continue work for social justice

    by CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    Floyd Young traveled to Africa in 2003 to see where his family began, and where civil rights for blacks were laid to ruin by the slave trade. Young, now 82, said, "I put my feet on the continent. There was a beautiful sunset. I raised my hands to the sky to thank the old man in our...

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