Day 5: Birmingham (PART III)

Just FYI I took this trip back in June. So these posts are simply reflections.  Carolyn McKinstry, one of the survivors from the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing (1963), signing her book While the World Watched After spending the morning in Montgomery, our group traveled to Birmingham for the afternoon. We had the liberty of exploring […]

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Day #5: Montgomery (Part II)

    Before I jump into this blog, I want to share a quick story about Phyllis Brown, a woman I met on the course of this trip. Her older sister, Minnijean Brown, was among the nine who desegregated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. P. Brown joined us for two days on the […]

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Summer 2017

My summer. In early June, I returned home after finishing up 2 years at a university’s Office of Housing and graduating. In just a week, I took a train from North Carolina to Pennsylvania and began a week and a half Civil Rights Bus Tour (which I blogged briefly about). From there, I took a […]

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Day Two: Atlanta

We entered Atlanta and the first thing that popped into my mind was T.I.’s “Bring Em Out”. Our first stop was the King’s Visitor Center and the surrounding memorials and exhibits. This included King’s childhood home, Ebenezer Baptist Church, and the reflection pool which is the grave site of both Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. […]

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Summer Reading

I moved back home for a few days before my summer travels –civil rights tour, birthday celebration week, and a trip to Harlem. By July, I will settle into my new place in Baltimore (speaking it into existence). A few months ago, I received a Barnes and Noble gift card from a former professor and […]

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