Where in the world has Randy been? – He’s been to Birmingham, and Selma, and Montgomery

I have been missing from this blog for the last 10 days or so. My wife and I took a vacation, embarking on own “Civil Rights Tour.” It was…unforgettable.

I plan to write a few posts about our trip over the next few days, interspersed with a return to my blogging about books on business issues and books on social justice.

At the bridge in Selma

At the bridge in Selma

But if you asked me to name the one highlight of our trip, it would be impossible. We visited multiple museums, and we saw the places where the world was changed. We walked across the bridge in Selma, we looked from the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Montgomery to the steps of the Capitol, and imagined the marchers who walked that last distance to demand voting rights. And, Dr. King spoke from the same spot where Jefferson Davis was sworn in as the President of the Confederate States of America, and where George Wallace spoke the words: “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.”

The actions of those marchers led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

I am catching up on my e-mails, and much else to do to get ready for this week’s First Friday Book Synopsis.

But, I’m back to blogging also. Maybe with some renewed passion.

More to come.

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