Tuesday, we spent the day in Selma. Terry Chestnut guided us through landmarks and neighborhoods, giving testimony and sharing stories of the relationships, woven like a hammock, that hold him still today. His father was J.L. Chestnut, Jr, the first Black lawyer in Selma, who represented Dr. Martin Luther King and was a key figure in the Civil Rights movement, fighting for voting rights and pursuing justice for Black farmers. Terry tells us about his father’s brilliant mind and his musical gifts. Terry shares how he was there with his father on Bloody Sunday, a six year old boy. The violence he witnessed on that day shakes him still. Terry led us across the Edmund Pettus bridge
at sunset – following the path of those who prayed with their feet, who lifted up their voices and put their bodies on the line for freedom and justice.