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Why Women Marched for All Americans
Why would an old grandma like me be marching down the street in the middle of thousands of protestors, in the middle of winter, in the middle of downtown Birmingham’s National Historic Civil Rights District? Because it is my responsibility to be there for my children, my grandchildren, for Americans from every walk of life, every race, every creed, every persuasion. Because it is my privilege to lend my support to the Women’s March, a worldwide protest in support of:
- They Marched for Civil rights and Civil Liberties for All (Boris Datnow)
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness . . . it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair . . .
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Claire Datnow with Dr. Angela Lewis, professor of political science at UAB
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s "Letter From Birmingham Jail," and other pivotal events in the struggle for civil rights. I grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa at the height of Apartheid. Some forty years ago I made Birmingham, Alabama my new home. What ironic twist of fate had brought me these two cities marked by racial strife? Read More...