Tuesday, January 13, 2009
The Edmond Pettis Bridge and Capital Buidling
Today was such a powerful day for me because it hit me on so many levels. First off today on the trip I realized hardcore that no history class at school will teach me anything compared to what this trip has. It is amazing how much the real life stories from local people can have an affect on you. You are brought back to their time and realize how much they had endure to fight for their freedoms. After walking the bridge I realized how much the Civil Rights Movement has lead the path for my future in working towards equality in the LGBT movement. I can take what I have learned and apply that to what I can do now. The Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery hit me really really hard and the names on the wall and the quote by Bobby Kennedy was undescrible. What i loved about the museum is that it also focused on what is going on right now. What had happened to what is going on right now. It just lets us know even though we have accomplished a lot we still have a lot more left to go.