Tag Archives: civil rights

Ferguson – the power of place

Ferguson. One loaded word that now represents raw emotion and pain, a community ripped apart and thrust into the glare of the national media spotlight. I recently visited friends in St. Louis and felt drawn to see a place where … Continue reading

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16th Street Baptist Church

I felt history in a powerful way last week. Surrounded by my history colleagues from around the nation, I had the great fortune to visit 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, the historic African American church where 50 years … Continue reading

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