Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Beautiful Selma, AL

After a sleep-filled bus ride to a beautiful morning in Selma, Joanne Bland got on our bus to begin a life-changing tour. She educated us about the civil rights history that she had been a part of. What I remember most is right before we marched across the Edmond Pettus Bridge, Bland told us the story of Bloody Sunday. As I walked across the bridge, I remembered all the determined marchers and their cause. Bland said "we aren't where we need to be, "and I completely agree. Bland made me realize that WE are responsible to continue their dreams for our children and our children's children.

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