American History · Black History Month

on selma and more

IMG_0555.JPG
Remembering one of the four girls killed in a 1963 Birmingham church bombing.

Today I marched toward the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL, with my partner in honor of those who died for my chance to do as much. Seeing Congresswoman Maxine Waters at the Birmingham airport on Friday set our visit in motion.

IMG_0540.JPG

So much has been before me in the past month family-wise. Driving to Selma felt like the last thing I could do. Turns out it was the best thing I could do to remember how strong we are as a people – especially when we come together.

IMG_0543.JPG

We have come so far in the state of Alabama.

IMG_0560.JPG

But I see daily how far we still have to go.

IMG_0545.JPG

Some of us get in cars. We walk. We talk to others who look like us. And ones who do not.

IMG_0567.JPG

Oh, for the day when microaggressive unjust acts, and larger unjust policies, go the way of the dinosaur.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s