One could surmise the following was a scene taken from a good movie script: DATE: March 7, 1965; LOCATION: Edmund Pettus Bridge – Selma, Ala. Below, the Alabama River purred along at a slow rate, a mere ebb gently rising up here and there. However, there was great turbulence above!
A “Voice from the Movement.” Dr. Cleveland Sellers is that indeed. As I recently listened to this scholar, author, activist and college president recount his experiences during the height of the civil rights movement of the 1960s, I was touched by the gravity of his words.
Two of the more pivotal events of 20th Century American history are the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.
When my fellow professors and I talk to journalism students about job opportunities, we often mention the chance to travel to exotic lands and to experience first-hand events that readers and viewers are only going to see and read about.
Mike Vinson is set to appear on a Travel Channel documentary scheduled to air Sunday, Dec. 22.
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