The 1960's was a time of change in the United States of America towards equality for all of its citizens. Mississippi as well as other southern states experienced the "pains of changing." Some of the changes affected positive changes for women rights in the work place, improved opportunities for Blacks, and voter rights issues. I do not have the space to name all of them. However, the various changes were instrumental in shaping the United States into the country it is today. My family was personally affected by the changes that were personified in our daughter, Debra. She was the catalyst through whom Leake County school system began to experience change for a better equality towards its Black citizens. Minnie J. Yancy is a native of Carthage, Mississippi and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, James. She was a licensed Evangelist with the Pentecostal Assembly of the World (PAW) and has a passion for teaching women sound biblical principles that will change their lives. Minnie teaches home Bible Study, Sunday School, and is active in her church women's prison ministry (United Pentecostal Church).She serves as a panelist and speaker at numerous retreats and seminars.