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Blessed

Blessed

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

Making Ends Meet

Making Ends Meet

Dear Friends: As I write to you I am more than 200 into Walk to Freedom, in Nettleton, Missisippi. Once I hit Tupelo, I will only be 100 miles away from Memphis where I will participate in the National Civil Rights Museum’sMLK50 commemoration ceremonies. I’ve gotten this far thanks to the help of so manyContinue Reading Making Ends Meet

House of Hope

House of Hope

Like to thank the members of God’s House of Hope in Nettleton, Mississippi for welcoming me into their place of recovery last night.

A Date with a King

A Date with a King

Arriving in Sulligent, Alabama I arrived in Sulligent, Alabama shortly before noon yesterday seeking shelter from threatening rain clouds. While the rain never showed up, I met a wonderful group of people from the First Will Baptist Church. As some of the members of church filed out the building, a few members of the youthContinue Reading A Date with a King

Carbon Hill, AL

Carbon Hill, AL

Carbon Hill is an old mining town where people used to make a living off of digging for coal in Western Alabama. Today it’s mostly a ghost town except for the railroad freight line that passes regularly throughout the day. Even in hard scrabble places like this there are still wonderful, friendly people who willContinue Reading Carbon Hill, AL

Alpha Phi Alpha

Alpha Phi Alpha

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