Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.
The Children by David Halberstam
"Years later though she could recall almost every physical detail of what it had been like to sit there in that course on English literature, Diane Nash could remember nothing of what Professor Robert Hayden had said."
Diane Nash was so distracted in class because that was the last class before she went to participate in the sit-ins in Nashville's lunch counters at the downtown department stores in 1960.