Montgomery, Alabama

There wasn’t really room in my last post for all the photos that I took those two days, so here is a few from Montgomery, Alabama. Montgomery has a central place in the history of the South: first as the original capital of the Confederacy in the 1860s, before it moved to Richmond, Virginia, and then as the setting for much of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 60s. Montgomery was where Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat for white passengers, which set off the Bus Boycott and eventually put an end to different forms of institutional segregation. Martin Luther King was at the time a minister in the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church and led the Movement from there. It was extremely hot that day but we took a few hours to walk around and see some of the places where these events took place.






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