Mary Patterson, on whose Habitat house we worked last week, was born and married within less than a quarter mile of where she has lived. Her life spans the “Jim Crow” era, the civil rights movement, and the election of an African American president. I realized as we talked with her that she is the next “great generation.” The social and cultural changes she has seen are comparable to moving from stage coaches to jet travel.
|Mary and her sister look toward house where Mary was born|
|This statue replicates what the marchers went through.|