The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
Today Texas paralegal Steve Crane was honored by the Longview Race Relations Committee for his advocacy for racial justice. See my previous entry “Paralegal Receives Unity Award for Work on Race Equality.”
A labor activist, Steve Crane has held many positions in his local and national unions and in the regional chapter of the AFL-CIO and the Greater East Texas Central Labor Council. He spoke on the extraordinary week of the presidential inauguration and re-visited the struggles and dreams of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King and many local citizens such as Clarence Bailey, James Johnson and Darnell Thomas. As a child, Crane learned from his mother that injustice is evil. He regards his relocation to East Texas as a God-inspired event. He worked to name a park in southern Longview after Bennie Jackson, who is a local union activist and plaintiff in the voting rights lawsuit that brought single member districts to Longview. Crane worships at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, where he is an elder and the Garden Coordinator.
Crane’s favorite quote is from the late rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix–”When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
See East Texas Review.