Remember What We Are Fighting For
Time repeats itself, but our duty as a country and as an American is to change the cycle of repression and hatred that has held it's African American community at it's knees for centuries.
Looking back at past Tuscaloosa's past with civil right marches and history, it can be hard to look at. In four days, the anniversary of 'Bloody Tuesday' will be upon us.
Bloody Tuesday was a march that occurred on June 9, 1964 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama during the Civil Rights Movement. The march was both organized and led by Rev. T. Y. Rogers and was to protest against segregated drinking fountains and restrooms in the county courthouse. The protest consisted of a group of peaceful African Americans walking from The First African Baptist Church to the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse; however, protesters did not get very far before being beaten, arrested, and tear gassed by not only police officers standing outside the church, but as well a mob of angry white citizens.
Remember this, 55 years ago people couldn't even march without being beaten and attacked here in Tuscaloosa. Imagine this world in 55 years, if we keep up with the message of peace and equality. With many protests and marches happening this weekend, remember the people who were savagely attacked for doing the same thing in this very town. Be proud of our history and people who knew they were going to be attacked for their justified beliefs and humanly obligation for equal rights.
March with peace, march with solidarity but most importantly march with love.