Tag Archives: Civil Rights

Elizabeth Jennings Graham

Celebrating accomplishments of African-Americans. Elizabeth Jennings Graham was a teacher and Civil Rights Activist. She refused to get off a New York Streetcar in 1854. She had to be physically forced off by the conductor and a police officer. Her act of courage happened more than 100 years before Rosa Parks. She then sued the streetcar company and won!

51st Anniversary of Bloody Sunday

Good morning family and friends! I just wanted to share moments from the March over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. So many beautiful people of all races. Enjoy the photos and have a great day everyone!

 

 

 

Selma (Edmund Pettus Bridge)

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I took this picture on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. My wife and eight year old daughter took the picture as I stood on the bridge. This is the bridge where Civil Rights Activist were attacked with tear gas and clubs.The event is known as “Bloody Sunday.” A Version of the events will be told in the new movie “Selma.” Came a long way but still have a lot of work to do in our society concerning race relations.