America's Journey For Justice
Maggie Linton traveled to Selma Alabama to interview the Foot soldiers who participated in the historic Voting Rights Marches from Selma to Montgomery. She also coveres the NAACP's America's Journey for Justice Opening Ceremony where they began their walk from Selma to Washington D.C. Below are extended interviews, videos and images.
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Maggie Linton joins Annie Pearl Avery, Living Legend and Foot Soldier as she gives insight on where it all began. Why it is important to vote, and her struggle with understanding the concept of non-violence.
Miss Annie Pearl Avery gives insight to a hideen gem in Selma Alabama. The Ancient Africa Enslavement and Civil War museum.
Maggie Linton speaks with Lynda Blackman Lowery, the youngest person to do the WHOLE march from Selma to Montgomery. She speaks about the importance of voting, and not understanding why people wouldnt vote. She also shares her experience with showing the President and first lady her scars from Bloody Sunday.
Lawrence Huggins joins Maggie Linton to share what it was like to march as a teacher. He shares how even some teachers weren't registered to vote although this is what they were teaching in schools. It was important to join the movement with them.
Loyd Howard shares where the movement began in Marion Alabama. He is the associate barber to the husband of Raymond Parks. He shares how he was involved with the bus boycotts.
Maggie Linton is joined with Lawrence Woofard President of the Selma NAACP. He discusses the importance of the NAACP and why we need to march.
Bernard Simelton President for the Alabama board of the NAACP speaks with Maggie on what the Journey For Justice is all about and how you can get involved.
Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford and NAACP President of Tuskegee Barbara Howard discuss the importance of African American's in political positions thanks to our voting rights.
Sam Walker gives a tour of the National Footsoldiers Museum located in Selma Alabama. They have foot prints on the walls, that are of those people who marched on Bloody Sunday. At 11 years old he too was a foot soldier, and explains what the repercussions should be for those who don't vote.
Quick clip from the Ancient Africa Enslavement and Civil War Museum
Photos from the Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University. Build on the very spot where Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat.
Maggie Linton speaks with Ana Garcia Ashley President of the Gameliel Network. She speaks on ending structural racism.
Hanks Sanders Alabama State Senator- Marching is uniting, and honoring our ancestors
Claud Cummings- Communications Workers of America- Wearing red to honor the bloodshed and to ensure the blood shed is not in vein.
Dr. Efay Williams National President for National Congress for Black Women- The importance of having women be involved.
Cornell William Brooks President of the National NAACP gets the crowd fired up!! Asking the question if we can GO THE DISTANCE!