GEORGIA NAACP PRESIDENT JOINED ACTIVISTS IN COMMEMORATING 58th BRIDGE CROSSING JUBILEE IN SELMA.
As we boarded four busloads headed to Selma, Georgia NAACP President Gerald Griggs reflected on the sacrifice of the Civil Rights Era. "We must remember and lift up the sacrifice of people like Jo Ann Robinson, Amelia Boynton, Fred Gray, Hosea Williams, John Lewis, and the countless foot soldiers that fought for our voting rights. It is further important that we share the history of this work with our children and their children. The struggle for Voting Rights and Civil Rights continues."
Several busloads of students from Fredrick Douglass, Westlake, and Tri-Cities High School were present for the voyage. In addition, the Tour made stops in Montgomery and Selma to recreate the history of the March from Selma to Montgomery for the students. Partners on the trip included DTLR, The Atlanta NAACP, and members of the Georgia State Conference.