So we met with an awesome guy today: Dr. Don Cole. We loved his jacket and his jokes and his stories. Though they weren't really stories... they were real life. He told us about his personal experience as one of the first African American students at Ole Miss. He endured racism and verbal abuse that was hard to listen to, let alone imagine actually enduring. His bravery and good heart was maybe the most impressive. Though he was surrounded with adversity he was able to maintain his composure and focus. He emphasized how much hard work paid off. He was driven and clearly has been his whole life, and yet he is humble. That stands out most in my mind.
Overall consensus: Cole = bomb diggity. Loved him.
- group #1