My excitement was bubbling over this afternoon about entering Tupelo. Entering Tupelo
I reached the 200th mile mark of my Walk to Freedom journey this morning. Here’s a brief video fragment describing this moment.
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.
Johnston spreads awareness for civil rights a step at a time | The Selma Times‑Journal Selma Times follow up news story on the progress of my walk to Montgomery. https://m.selmatimesjournal.com/2018/02/28/johnston-spreads-awareness-for-civil-rights-a-step-at-a-time/
The Equal Justice Initiative is based in Montgomery, Alabama. One of the things it is doing here to correct the narrative of a city known for Slave trading is to place historic markers in key locations around the city describing the economic impact of slave trading and laws banning free Black people. Notice the BlackContinue Reading Montgomery Slave Trade
As I started out this morning to complete the final 4 miles of the Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights Trail, a man in a wheelchair with one leg stopped in front of me and said “are you the hiker I saw on the TV news last night? I said yes, and he replied “good luckContinue Reading Man Quits Job to Walk to Memphis
In other Walk to Freedom developments today, I was interviewed by two television stations here in Montgomery; and my fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha have put out state and regional wide messages about me and they responded in a big way. I’m staying tonight at a local Catholic Church where the Minister is an Alpha. TheContinue Reading Wonderful day walking today. I heard the ancestors rejoicing about entering Montgomery County. They were happy that I could feel and sense their 1963 Selma to Montgomery accomplishment. Towards the end of the day many of the ancestors were complaining about how sore their feet were as they turned on to Highway 31, and realized they still had another two and a half miles to go to Campsite 4 and St. Jude City.