The Herald Bulletin

June 11, 2013

Letter: Stand against segregation upheld


The Herald Bulletin

---- — In the early ’60s, Sister Mary, Sister Cletus and others of The Congregation of Holy Cross (CCS) served on a committee for the United Way. Doctors John Woodall, George M. Pherson and I refused to contribute to United Way because the YMCA was segregated. We dubbed the "Y" Young Christian White Men's Association. Sister Mary wanted 100 percent employee participation. The issue was addressed and the following year, St. John's Hospital paid 100 percent participation.

Thank you, Sister Mary!

Ray Grimball

Anderson