Civil Rights Activist, David Harris Jr., Discusses His Journey towards Transforming His Community

Mr. David Harris moved to Randolph, Massachusetts over 40 years ago and “never thought [he] would be involved in a Civil Rights activities.” While trying to find a home in the 60s, Mr. Harris was subjected to “steering.” Mr. Harris speaks about the racism and hostility he encountered, being one of the few black families in a predominantly White town. As a result, Mr. Harris had the ammunition to become socially and politically involved in transforming his new neighborhood.

"If you can replicate yourself through other people. That’s the secret of success. No one can do everything by themselves. You have to be able to inspire others to join you, and to follow your cause and to participate in your efforts." - Mr. David Harris

“If you can replicate yourself through other people. That’s the secret of success. No one can do everything by themselves. You have to be able to inspire others to join you, and to follow your cause and to participate in your efforts.” – Mr. David Harris

He started a state agency from scratch and continues to be a contributing member today. This man exemplifies what community involvement can do. Click here to listen to his interview for some motivation and THEN become involved in YOUR neighborhood.

“If you can replicate yourself through other people. That’s the secret of success. No one can do everything by themselves. You have to be able to inspire others to join you, and to follow your cause and to participate in your efforts.” – Mr. David Harris

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