Traditionally, during Black History month, the spotlight is on Americans with African ancestry. It is this exclusive aspect of black history month that continues to trouble this columnist. The quandary is this: how do we recognize an acknowledged hero of the civil rights movement even though he claimed no African ancestry.
On May 20, . . . → Read More: Heroic Act: Floyd Mann Stood Out Among Alabama Lawmen
Recent news of legendary civil rights figure, Johnnie Carr, and retired Air Force general, Charles ‘Chick’ Cleveland taking leadership of One Montgomery, Inc. inspires reflection on the lives of these two very special people. Both, Mrs. Carr and Gen. Cleveland, are well known to many readers of this column. The fact that they were chosen as co-chairs of One Montgomery is no surprise to those of us who know them. . . . → Read More: Distinguished Duo Leads City Group