Friday, April 5
7:30 breakfast at Hargis
9:30 Joe Minter –“Africa in America”
Drive to Montgomery
1:00 lunch Filet and Vine
2:00 Dexter Avenue Baptist Church
3:00 Southern Poverty Law Center Civil Rights Memorial Center
3:30 Greyhound Bus Station Freedom Ride Museum
5:00 Charlie Lucas - Pink Lily
On to Selma
Dinner with our hosts, David and Sharon Jackson of the Selma House
To be different
to look outside
where no one will find you
into your own world of beauty
of self reliance
to be in the reach of perfection
a life without distraction
to dance to a beat
created in the soul
perfected in the heart
I am different
you are different
we are the same.
Day 3 -- still alive.
Stepping into Joe Minter's yard is like stepping into a Dr. Seuss Bible.
How can one describe Joe Minter's property, the speeches given at Dexter Ave. Baptist Church, Charlie Lucus' humor and attitude? How can these experiences be described in simple words? To be fully realistic, they can't, but the memories will never leave.
One is driven
One is driven
by beauty and
One is surrounded by his ancestors
One hardly has any family that speaks to him
Both with hard lives.
can fit things with one another
can create my dreams
it is incredible,
how such wonders
can be built from the ground up
with nothing at all
And that I
no matter how much money is in my pocket,
no matter what materials I am provided,
can make something wonderful
We, as humans,
are all natural born artists.
Some choose to embrace this trait,
which we are all given,
to make their life,
Jonah recites his speech in the voice of Bayard Rustin from the pulpit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Montgomery
Rhea recites her speech in the voice of Rosa Parks from the pulpit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Montgomery
You don't want to fall through the cracks of life.
If you live right, you sleep well at night.
Click on embedded video for a short view of Joe Minter's work