I think this is so cute. My host family, Brian and Myriam Atkins, from last night prepared me a brown bag lunch for my walk today. I haven’t had a brown bag lunch prepared d for me since I was a child. Thank you, Myriam. I can’t wait to open later today.
Of the many people who have helped me on my journey, I am deeply grateful to my fraternity brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha in Selma, Montgomery, & Birmingham. It was about 37 years ago when I first crossed the burning sands, where I was welcomed into the Alpha Kappa chapter, then based at American InternationalContinue Reading Alpha Phi Alpha
Saw the first sign today for Memphis – 230 miles to go – I can do this.
With rainstorms in Birmingham threatening to become the next Nor’easter to hit New England, I’ve decided to rest up another day here before departing tomorrow morning. I’m discovering the spring rainstorms here in Alabama are very intense and are accompanied by thunderstorms and lots of flooding. While resting I visited Eddie Kendrick’s memorial park.
Yesterday after I arrived at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, I met a really nice reporter from the local CBS news affiliate here, who captured a tender moment of me as I was talking on camera about what it meant to feel the spirit of the civil rights marchers. Tears started rolling down from myContinue Reading A tender moment
• On day 12 of Walk to Freedom, I will have completed 146 miles between Selma, Montgomery, and Birmingham. • Number of miles to go to from the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, in Birmingham, Alabama to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee: 246 • Walked an average of 12.16 miles per day; shortestContinue Reading Walk to Freedom by the Numbers
Another day, same fast food chains. Yesterday’s choices will be tomorrow’s choices again for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Will it be Barbeque, Cracker Barrel, Captain D’s, Jacks, Chick-fil-A, Milos, Waffle House or Burger King? I know a lot of people swear by the food at the Waffle House because of its cheap prices, but thatContinue Reading Fast Food Nation