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HMMS Society Project 2020

The Society Project in the Time of Climate Change Wendell Berry wrote: “If you don’t know where you are, you don’t know who you are.” A place is as much a community of shared values as it is a physical environment and the Middle School set out to discover how their community is responding to...
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27
Jan

Alabama Odyssey 2019: Day 7

Meet Sheryl Threadgill and other participants of the Voting Rights Movement in Wilcox County at the historic Antioch Baptist Church. Shoe Store Museum Miss Kitty’s Restaurant in Camden for lunch, Black Belt Treasures, Shoe Store Museum Conversation with the BAMA Kids Take the ferry from Camden to Gees Bend Evening of poetry, song with Ms...
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10
Apr

Alabama Odyssey 2019: Day 6

Day in Montgomery Legacy Museum National Memorial for Peace and Justice Lunch – Filet and Vine SPLC Memorial Alabama Statehouse Equal Justice Initiative Dinner at Martha’s Place Retire to 1412 Water Avenue The Memorial to the Confederacy at the State House was a beautiful place, but thinking of what happened there angered me. So many...
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09
Apr

Alabama Odyssey 2019: Day 5

Church service at Ye Shall Know the Truth Baptist Church – Reverend Clinton Pettway Picnic with Mary Lee Bendolph and the folks of Gee’s Bend. Visit with Charlie Lucas Retire to 1412 Water Avenue Breaking down the walls of separation, two communities came together and sang one song. We sang, clapped, cheered, and prayed like...
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08
Apr

Alabama Odyssey 2019: Day 4

Breakfast at 1412 Water AvenueBrown Chapel Charlie Lucas’s studioHistory Maker’s lunch with Lynda Blackmon LoweryJourneys for the Soul with Joanne Bland Dinner at Healing Waters Retreat Center and a visit with Dr. Bernard Lafayette.Retire to 1412 Water Avenue I thought that the time we had at Brown Chapel was just so amazing. I thought the...
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07
Apr

Alabama Odyssey 2019: Day 3

Sorry for the delay-Internet has been a little sporadic ….but now in full color! Breakfast at Hargis Meet with LaQuita Middleton Holmes and Children’s March participants Janice Kelsey at the Bethel Baptist ChurchConfederate Memorial ParkOn to SelmaDinner with our hosts – Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth, and Reconciliation at Healing Waters Retreat Center. Retire to...
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06
Apr

Alabama Odyssey 2019: Day 2

Breakfast at Hargis Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Kelly Ingram Park Lunch – Zoes Kitchen 16th Street Baptist Church Joe Minter –“Africa in America” Dinner at Dreamland Back to Hargis After we left Hargis, I though the park (Kelley Ingram) was really interesting. But once we got to the museum (The Civil Rights Institute) I was...
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05
Apr

Alabama Odyssey 2019: Day 1

We Fly Meet with Reverend Thomas Wilder and Dr. Martha Bouyer at the Historic Bethel Baptist Church. Dinner catered at the new Bethel Baptist Church Retire to YMCA Hargis Retreat Center My focus and perception of my surrounding has changed and I am now noticing every detail that sticks out from the white travelers and...
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04
Apr

Alabama Odyssey 2019: Prep

The Middle School is in its final stages of preparation for their Alabama Odyssey. Bags packed, Maple Syrup stowed, Minds open. Stay tuned… https://youtu.be/NWSyMU9cnC0
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02
Apr
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