The poignant drive from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, is now designated as a National Historic Trail and takes us past the Lowndes Interpretive Center in White Hall.
Upon arriving in Montgomery, we meet with colleagues at Alabama State University to learn about hot topics on campus.
We also receive a first-hand history lesson from Dr. Valda Montgomery, who can recall as a child when her parents sheltered Freedom Riders in their home … two doors down from the residence of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She recommended we drive by the former King home on our way to the State Capitol to see the proximity of these buildings to one another.
When we arrive, who else do we discover than Dr. Montgomery sitting with her mother on the front porch swing. The group gets to share time with this brave lady who placed her family in very real danger in the struggle for social justice.