Clarence Henderson may be an unlikely conservative, but he has a perspective that many of us never will be able to relate to. Clarence Henderson was in the famous picture of the Greensboro civil rights sit-in during 1960. The photo was taken on the second day and he is on the far right side.
After sitting down with Henderson, I also learned that he was in New York during rioting in Harlem. While he was working in a shoe store, the riots did not affect his business because people were alerted that it was an African American Store. Henderson has also served in the Army as well as raised four daughters. These experiences give him insight into the value of personal responsibility.
Working on the Racial Justice Act has opened my eyes to many things and I wanted to see what a conservative African-American would say about the subject matter.