Thaddeus In Selma!
A recap of the 50th anniversary march in Selma
A Big Thank You!
As you may know, On Sunday, March 8th, I walked across the Edmond Pettus Bridge to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march from Selma to Montgomery. The experience was eye-opening, inspirational, and sacred. Thousands of people from all over the world gathered to recommit themselves to the fight for civil rights. As I walked across that bridge where dozens risked their lives, I could not help but think about the valor we have inherited as an American people to continue to struggle for fundamental rights, including the right to vote. I recognized the power of unity. Though we all come from different backgrounds, we can still fight for the same cause.
That said, I would like to thank you for helping me to experience history. Because of you, I was able to raise $1095 in only 16 days! I am inspired by your support and will continue to carry the responsibility of civil rights advocacy with me for years to come. Once again, thank you!
For more photos and videos about the experience, please check out my website at www.walkwiththaddeus.com.
Outside of Brown Chapel Church on Bloody Sunday
Browns Chapel Church is one of the oldest in Selma. It is where the foot soldiers strategized before walking across the Edmunds Pettus Bridge in 1965.
This was taken while hundreds gathered in preparation for the march. Always a proud Cornellian!
Over the Bridge
Thousands marched from one end of the bridge to the next, holding hands, waiving flags, and singing songs. It was a powerful demonstration.