In 2013, Southern Living, with the help of a panel of distinguished jurors, selected “four honorees who represent the next generation of leaders forging a better future without forsaking a bitter past.” Cynthia Tucker’s essay explains Susan’s mission and past experience as a leader of racial reconciliation efforts.
“Glisson says her mission is social justice—working to change the conditions that have created a legacy of inequities. And she believes that racism can be eliminated in her lifetime. ‘I don’t think it’s easy,’ she says. ‘It takes hard work. But it can happen. I’m seeing it happen in Mississippi every day.’”
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Cynthia Tucker is a Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist.