Day 7 – Sun 7/17 – Civil Rights in Selma, AL

307 mile drive to Selma, where for a change from motels I am staying at the haunted St. James Hotel for $79. Except that they didn’t have my reservation, saying that the Internet site link to their booking system had not been working for years. Fortunately they did have a room, Very nice room, but the hotel is quaint, and the wifi connection is so bad that I have to write this post using my cell phone as a hotspot.

Brown Chapel AME Church where the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Martin Luther King Jr. met to organize the march on Montgomery.IMG_20160717_160308

The First Baptist Church where the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee met.IMG_20160717_154400

And the famous Edmund Pettus Bridge that the marchers tried to cross on Bloody Sunday.IMG_20160717_162109Amelia Boynton beaten unconscious

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