The Selma, Alabama, native played a crucial part in the 1965 Selma Voting Rights Movement. But it wasn’t until Oprah played her in the 2014 Oscar-nominated film Selma that people really took notice of Cooper’s activism. She is lauded for punching Alabama Sheriff Jim Clark in the face, but she really deserves to be celebrated for fighting to restore and protect voting rights.Continue reading “Annie Lee Cooper”
Tag: Montgomery Alabama
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks boarded a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Instead of going to the back of the bus, which was designated for African Americans, she sat in the front. When the bus started to fill up with white passengers, the bus driver asked Parks to move. She refused. Her resistance set in motion one of the largest social movements in history, the Montgomery Bus Boycott.Continue reading “Rosa Parks”
Civil rights protesters beaten in “Bloody Sunday” attack in Selma Alabama marching to the city of Montgomery–the place where I was born, raised and lived for forty years before relocating to another state.Continue reading “Bloody Sunday”
Congressman John Lewis
In 1965 Alabama state troopers in the town of Selma attacked Lewis and other demonstrators with clubs and tear gas during a march for voting rights. Images of the assault were broadcast around the country and directly contributed to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.Continue reading “Congressman John Lewis”
My Cousin, Nicolas Johnson, A Young Man On A Misson!
In 2017, Nicolas interned with the campaign Doug Jones for Senate at his Montgomery Headquarters. He was instrumental in helping Doug become the United States Senator from Alabama from 2018 to 2021.Continue reading “My Cousin, Nicolas Johnson, A Young Man On A Misson!”