The Class of '65: A Student, a Divided Town, and the Long Road to Forgiveness

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jim Auchmutey

Narrated By: Adam Verner

Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC

Date: April 2015

Duration: 7 hours 41 minutes


Being a student at Americus High School was the worst experience of Greg Wittkamper's life. Greg came from a nearby Christian commune, Koinonia, whose members devoutly and publicly supported racial equality. When he refused to insult and attack his school's first black students in 1964, Greg was mistreated as badly as they were: harassed and bullied and beaten. In the summer after his senior year, as racial strife in Americus - and the nation - reached its peak, Greg left Georgia. Forty-one years later, a dozen former classmates wrote letters to Greg, asking his forgiveness and inviting him to return for a class reunion. Their words opened a vein of painful memory and unresolved emotion, and set him on a journey that would prove healing and saddening.


  • Veronica Molina

    Excellent! What a way to tell this very important story!