Marching with Selma’s foot soldiers

Marching with Selma’s foot soldiers

“Going to Selma was always an escape from the daily grind, primarily because of its emptiness. There was no Target or Starbucks, and there still is not. Selma has one of a few things and not a whole lot of anything, except history. Every year there is a commemorative march and jubilee street festival and concert to honor the civil rights activists who marched from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. This year’s fiftieth anniversary celebration brought tens of thousands of people from all over the world to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, as demonstrators did five decades earlier.”

– See more at: http://www.atlantamagazine.com/southbound-articles/marching-selma-foot-soldiers/#sthash.eRZoBcl9.dpuf

 

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