I have many wonderful stories to share about people I met on my recent Walk to Freedom, as I meandered across the flat and rolling early spring landscape of Central Alabama, Northern Mississippi, and Western Tennessee for the preservation of Civil Rights. During the walk, I frequently asked myself what is it about my walkContinue Reading Forest, A Freedom Summer SNCC Volunteer
Ida B. Wells-Barnett is an unsung heroine of the early 20th Century. She was a Civil Rights advocate, journalist and suffragist who dedicated her life to documenting and crusading against lynchings across the United States. During my recent walk across Northern Mississippi I passed through Holly Springs, Mississippi, the town in which she was bornContinue Reading Remembering Ida B. Wells
Now that I’m back in Amherst I am just beginning to catch up on some of the interviews I participated in as part of my Walk to Freedom campaign. Here’s a link to an interview that I did with Kari Njiiri, of New England Public Radio on April 5, while in Memphis.
My friend Karen King forwarded this evening an interview I gave to a People’s World reporter during the I Am a Man march in Memphis on April 4. You can hear Karen in the background prompting me to start talking at the beginning of the video.
I was delighted yesterday to have the strength to complete a 3-mile walk for Multiple Sclerosis in Kansas City with my friend Frank Thompson, and members of the Calvary Temple Baptist Church. It was a frigid 22 degrees at start time but the energy and spirit of the marchers was high. I was walking forContinue Reading Walking for MS
On April 5, Our Walk to Freedom was given coverage on (Paris) FranceTV’s “Review of the World”. Check it out here!
I’ve been blessed to have made it all the way from Selma to Memphis – safely. Thank you to everyone who prayed for my safety on this 400-mile walking journey. Your prayers helped me arrive safely to the National Civil Rights Museum yesterday just before noon. My final walk was about 5.6 miles to andContinue Reading Blessed
Check out the winning short film entry for I Am 2018 by Bryant Hyun.