A short story

Bloody Sunday - Alabama police attack Selma-to...

Bloody Sunday – Alabama police attack Selma-to-Montgomery Marchers, 1965. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Minny wiped the tears from her cheeks as she sat quietly waiting for the bus.

The tears came from the memories of when as a young lady she had joined Martin Luther King in the Selma to Montgomery March.  She remembered looking into the eyes of a state trooper as he swung his baton at her head. She remembered seeing what at first she thought a look of hate was, but upon looking even deeper she saw a look of fear.  She then remembered the blow to her head a stunning moment, giving her a lightheadedness she had never experienced before. She fell to her knees staggering to maintain control. And then regaining her balance she rose up facing the trooper and said. “Sir, I mean you no harm, please do not hit me again”. He pushed her this time, to the ground and went off on his barrage of destruction.

Yes the memories brought tears to her eyes but they did not dissuade her from her goal. The bus would arrive soon and she would board the bus for the trip to Selma.

The U.S. Supreme Court has just wiped out all the rights she had fought so bravely for some 50 odd years ago and despite having to use a walker as assistance in walking she would MARCH again!



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