aB Selma, Alabama: Footsteps of history

During spring break, Alternative Breaks (aB) sent students on 21 trips to varying locations from Nicaragua and Dominican Republic, to Georgia and California. Nine students went to Selma, Alabama, where Dr. Martin Luther King famously led civil rights activists from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. The week consisted of hard work and a history lesson for students.

The group participated in freedom rallies and volunteered with the Random Acts of Theater Company as well as at several local schools; they also attended nonviolence training sessions. The highlight of the trip was the 50th Anniversary Jubilee March, where students followed in the footsteps of Dr. King and civil rights leaders as they walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

The images below contain reflections from the trip participants.