Black Freedom Movement

My Lyrical Reflection: To learn deeply and forever by Daniela Buccilli

By Ellen Resnek / Friday, June 16, 2023 / Comments Off on My Lyrical Reflection: To learn deeply and forever by Daniela Buccilli

The Legacy Museum begins in the seasick-all of nowhere land, the Atlantic Ocean. Atlas (the World Carrier). It begins with a seemingly endless place without land — water, a symbol […]

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Birmingham: The winners make the memorials by Owen Dwyer

By Ellen Resnek / Thursday, June 15, 2023 / Comments Off on Birmingham: The winners make the memorials by Owen Dwyer

Day Five of our tour and we visited  Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham, Alabama. The park occupies a central location in the city’s civil rights history. It sits across the […]

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Music as Motivation and Education by Greg Smolinski

By Ellen Resnek / Thursday, June 15, 2023 / Comments Off on Music as Motivation and Education by Greg Smolinski

The Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s in the United States was a time of intense activism, bravery, and a collective fight for justice and equality. Among the […]

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We are here! By Christy Shaughnessy

By Ellen Resnek / Thursday, June 15, 2023 / Comments Off on We are here! By Christy Shaughnessy

Truth Telling & America’s History of Racial Injustices Day five of our journey began with an emotional tour of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama, where […]

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Sometimes Things Work Out Even  Better Than Expected by Cephus Moore

By Ellen Resnek / Thursday, June 15, 2023 / Comments Off on Sometimes Things Work Out Even  Better Than Expected by Cephus Moore

I have wanted to visit the Memorial for Peace and Justice ever since I attended a presentation by Bryan Stevenson in Pittsburgh five years ago.  But unfortunately, I thought, there […]

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History was not made by just the famous names on all the statues and in all the books by Michele Russo

By Ellen Resnek / Wednesday, June 14, 2023 / Comments Off on History was not made by just the famous names on all the statues and in all the books by Michele Russo

Atlanta, Georgia  & Montgomery, Alabama – It has been made clear that women were  the backbone and at the forefront of the movement. Due to the times and circumstances of […]

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Digging Deeper into the Roots of the Fight by Elena Baum

By Ellen Resnek / Wednesday, June 14, 2023 / Comments Off on Digging Deeper into the Roots of the Fight by Elena Baum

Marching Down Freedom’s Road, Day 4 Each day we delve deeper into this history. We spent today in Selma, but on the way there, we stopped in Lowndes County, to […]

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Blog Post – 6.13.23 by Gregory Smolinski

By Ellen Resnek / Tuesday, June 13, 2023 / Comments Off on Blog Post – 6.13.23 by Gregory Smolinski

Passing It on to the Next Generation  Today we left Montgomery to travel west to Lowndes County and Selma, Alabama on Day 4 of Marching, Riding, Walking, Sweating, Talking, Laughing, […]

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June 13th Marching Down Freedom’s Road by Gloria Losey “A voteless people is a hopeless people”

By Ellen Resnek / Tuesday, June 13, 2023 / Comments Off on June 13th Marching Down Freedom’s Road by Gloria Losey “A voteless people is a hopeless people”

Today, June 13, 2023, Classrooms Without Borders and our intimate group of 23 traveled from Montgomery, the seat of power in Alabama, to Selma, Alabama, the center of another important […]

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Day 3 MDFR Michaela Goodnight

By Ellen Resnek / Tuesday, June 13, 2023 / Comments Off on Day 3 MDFR Michaela Goodnight

We woke up in Atlanta and started the morning in Marin Luther King Jr. Center where we viewed the resting place of both hom and his wife. We then loaded […]

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