MONTGOMERY, AL— People far and near, young and old, and people of all different backgrounds and races came together on the steps of the Montgomery State Capital building to join in prayer and peaceful protest.
Miss Valerie Adams of the Alabama Indigenous Coalition was in attendance. When asked what brought her to this inspiring event, she replied, “I am here because we want justice as indigenous as black people.” She added that our ancestors pushed for 400, 500 years so it is up to us to keep pushing.
Mr. Bob Parker, a citizen of Montgomery, AL, said that he came to support his friend Charles Lee and he loves his city. When asked do black lives matter, he exclaimed, “Of course they do!” He added that while this world will always be messed up, he will support justice for all and equal justice is the right way.
Mrs. Quay Wright was also in attendance. When asked why she showed her presence she expressed, “I am here in Montgomery, Alabama to show support and to offer my own personal prayer with my fellow brothers and sisters.” She adds that while she doesn’t see equal justice happening in her lifetime, she is praying it will happen in a lifetime.
Civil rights leader and Author Mrs. Sheyann Webb-Christburg, who is known locally and nationally as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Smallest Freedom Fighter” because she marched in the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches was one of the guest speakers at the event. “We are still in the same fight and more…” “The good thing about it is I see young people of all colors who are in this fight and they understand what the mission is…”
While we all may look different on the outside, there is one thing that rings true: we all bleed red. We have come a mighty long way, but we still have a good way to go. Because in the end, there is only one race that matters and that is the human race. We are all in this together!!