Born in Memphis in the 1960s, I have long been aware of our many unjust racial attitudes and practices. I made a beginning as an activist in college, but an addictive lifestyle soon rendered me ineffective for anything but the self-seeking pursuit of personal gratification, a dark and self-destructive path. After entering recovery two decades ago, I began work on my own negative attitudes and behaviors. In addition to giving me a new way to live, this work has gradually led me back to some of the nobler convictions of my youth. After some years of reading civil rights history, a recovery friend recommended Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. Sometime later I attended my first LSP meeting. I am so grateful to have discovered this community, and even more grateful for the opportunity to serve our group's mission as a board member.