A short time after I appeared on WRSI’s Monte Belmont radio program a few weeks ago, I was contacted by Paul Reitano, a resident area photographer. He said he was very inspired by my story and asked if he could take some pictures of me. I told him how much I was moved by hisContinue Reading Paul Reitano Photographs
I’d like to thank the members of the Goodwin Memorial AME Zion, in Amherst, Mass., for welcoming me to their service last Sunday morning, and supporting Walk to Freedom. The service was titled “A Service of Lament, Celebration & Trust in God” was very moving for me. Many of the songs, prayers, and readings wereContinue Reading Goodwin Memorial AME Zion
As I prepare to take flight for Selma, Alabama this weekend to begin my walk to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, I realized I needed a theme song to take me from here to there. Freedom Flight by my friend Mausiki Scales fits the bill. Freedom Flight is hip, smooth, and Groovy.Continue Reading Walk to Freedom Theme Song
As I prepare for my trip to Alabama, I reflected on this old song titled I’m Alabama Bound by the late Blues singer, Leadbelly.
Late last week I was interview by Springfield Republican reporter Diane Leaderman about my upcoming walk. Here’s a link to the story that appeared in today’s paper. Walk to Freedom, Springfield Republican.
Yesterday I sat down with Monte Belmont of WRSI-FM in Northampton, Mass. to discuss my upcoming walk from Selma to Memphis. Listen to the interview here.
Here’s a question that was made into a lovely song, How do I get there? I’m sure many of us have asked ourselves that from time to time. It’s by Blues artist Don Bryant. And there’s a nicely written NPR article on his musical career as well.
If you were planning a long distance trip and you could bring only one book with you. What book would you bring? Here’s two, for example, that I recently read and enjoyed. Sorry electronic published books are excluded.