By Eddie Samples
Posted in Feature Stories 6/25/10
On a cool summer morning in 1928, fourteen-year-old Raymond Parks did his usual pre-dawn chores of building a fire, milking the cow, and feeding the stock. Then, using his wooden scythe as a guise, he told the family he was going to cut briars by the creek. Searching across a dark cornfield, he met up with some men waiting in a nearby car. A few months earlier, they had offered him a deal he couldn’t refuse.