Stephen Fox goes to Montgomery March 10
My ride let me out at the main library in downtown Montgomery after our pretown meal at Chic Fil A. After a little internet time there, I walked about five blocks over to Hall Street to see Martin Luther Kings pastorium from 54-1960. Had read about it in Taylor Branch and Marshall Frady's bios. Had a good chat with some magnet school 8th graders before my walk, that story will be in the edit.
From the pastorium I walked a circuitous route down to the state capitol. There I crashed a tour group from Wayne State law school and Civil Rights Center from Detroit. Tour guide was great, was actually there at the end of the Selma march in 65 and told us the exact window George Wallace looked out of down on MLKing as he was giving his arc of the universe prophetic word. The guide of color said Wallace was noted to have said King gave a good speech that day. That got some knowing smiles from the diverse group from Detroit.
I volunteered some remarks there in the Capitol building about my recent encounters with Bama House speaker Mike Hubbard. They were rapt with attention knowing they were hearing the latest truth about Alabama.
Went down to the Montgomery Riverfront. Had new meaning for me after last fall's view of 12 yrs a Slave and studied read of Walter Johnson's River of Dark Dreams.
Made an oblique report on Paul Finebaum show yesterday on national ESPN. Come back for edit and the Magnet School story.