|At the Little Rock Nine statues, right next|
to the state capitol in Arkansas
|Stained Glass at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church-|
the people of Wales in memory of the four little girls
that were killed when a
bomb went off in the church
|On a bus tour of the 9th Ward in New Orleans.|
Even though a lot of progress has been made,
there is still a lot to do!
Two things I don't think I will ever forget from this trip are 1: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. got a C+ in high school public speaking. What?! Yeah that one blew my mind a little bit. It's so ironic that one of the best speakers this world has produced earned an average grade in that subject. Just goes to show that grades aren't the most important thing in the world. And 2: When we were at Slave Haven (a stop on the Underground Railroad) our tour guide said that at night, the slave owners couldn't leave the fireplace going in fear of embers flying everywhere, so to keep themselves warm, they put slave children at the foot of the bed for warmth. I was absolutely baffled when I heard that. How could the owners do that? To children especially! I was discusted by it. Even though that is a horrible thing, I feel that I will never forget it.
|With Charles Persons, one of the original Freedom Riders|
|Mural in Atlanta|
Overall, this trip was incredible. I feel so blessed at all the opportunities we were afforded. I definitely want to go again!