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Studying a Community’s Shame – Civil Rights Tour Part 6 of 7

December 4, 2017

  “We are on our way to see a city’s shame.” Dr. Murdoch gave us these grave words so we would not go into Selma, Alabama, as merely sightseers on a casual visit, but rather explorers seeking to understand truth. We were sojourners, time travelers, seeking to understand – and not repeat –... View Article

A Foot Soldier Still On Duty- Civil Rights Tour- Part 5 of 7

November 29, 2017

Mr. Lawrence Huggins is the kind of man who doesn’t know a stranger. His demeanor is gentle and welcoming. As we toured the Brown Chapel in Selma, he heard of our arrival and went out of his way to meet with us for more than 40 minutes and share his story about his... View Article

The Invitation-Civil Rights Tour-part 3 of 7

November 10, 2017

In Birmingham, Alabama, 1963 was a complicated year. There were marches, protests, violence, and deaths. Children took part in the marches, and water cannons were used to disperse the crowds. Now, in the space where much of that activity occurred, there is a quiet and reflective park. The Kelly Ingram... View Article

With the End In Mind- Civil Rights Tour – Part 2 of 7

October 27, 2017

Traffic was heavier than expected driving to Memphis, and the National Civil Rights Museum closed early on Wednesday due to a security sweep, so we decided to visit the museum Thursday morning. It is complicated to realize that the place Dr. King was killed would be the place our tour would... View Article