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!
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.