People Are Awesome: Why Joseph Charles Spent 30 Years Waving to Passersby

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People Are Awesome: Why Joseph Charles Spent 30 Years Waving to Passersby

by Yasha Wallin

April 18, 2013

Denisha DeLane, an NAACP youth council advisor told The Berkeley Daily Planet, on what would be his 100th birthday:

I keep asking myself, how can we keep his memory alive. I want to see people remembering him even after 50 years. He helped to build a healthy community, to make the day better for everyone, especially for southwest Berkeley. We need children to know who their neighbors are. We should be able to look out for each other.

Images via The Berkeley Daily Planet

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