Friday, April 15, 2011

Selma To Montgomery//Montgomery To Selma

Selma To Montgomery//Montgomery To Selma
Jack and I made the trip that Martin Luther King, Jr. made during the '60s Civil Rights Movement in reverse. Martin Luther King, Jr. marched from Selma to Montgomery. Jack and I drove this historic road and bridge going from Montgomery to Selma after touring the state capitol, the visitor's center in this historic railroad building above and the Hank Williams Museum.

As we drove we came to realize that we were in probably one of the poorest parts of one of the poorest states in the union. We noticed so many abandoned unpainted farmhouses and rusted out machinery lying in the fields. They looked like they had been there for over forty years. Jack and I commented that this historic road and bridge needs another march for economic development.

How can you tell if you are in a depressed area? One, there are very few chain restaurants and two, there are no Starbucks within miles. Jack and I dearly love a Starbucks break when we are traveling on the road. We discovered that in some parts of Alabama you are not going to get a barista fixing you a nice latte.

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