Travel Theme: March: Marching for Voting Rights

Fifty years ago in March 1965, marchers sought to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama in an effort to achieve the right to register to vote.  The first attempt is remembered as Bloody Sunday because the peaceful protest evolved in to law enforcement beating marchers with billy clubs and blood ran in the […]

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Meet the Cranes

Apparently there are only about 600 whooping cranes in the United States and today, I got to see 2 of them! According to the national wildlife park rangers, There are two flyways: one flyway bears about 300 cranes and the other about 100 cranes. Of the 100 cranes on the second flyway, about 20 winter at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge in Alabama. Talk about the sight of a lifetime!

The Whooping Cranes standout bright white – amongst their grey-colored brethren, the Sandhill Cranes. The Sandhills are exceptionally populous. Thousands gathered near the banks of Flint Creek. There were only a few at 7:30 a.m., then through the morning hundreds upon thousands more arrived.

See this video of the Whooping Crane at Wheeler

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Names

Perhaps you have heard of The Scottsboro Boys . . But do you know their individual names?
Meet them and learn their story at the Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center. Simultaneously you can have one foot in the past and the other foot in the present. History is repeating itself.
Individual tributes to each of the nine young men, collectively called The Scottsboro Boys.
Here is a repost from 2014.

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