Justice Journey bus trip on Civil Rights units Columbia leaders

Participants of the second annual Justice Journey took a two-day bus trip through four cities in Alabama, hearing stories about the height of the Civil Rights Movement in the area.

About 46 people from Maury County, including representatives from local city/county government, churches, and other civic organizations participated in the journey to Birmingham, Selma, Tuskegee, and Montgomery.

During the two days, they heard from legendary Civil Rights lawyer Fred Gray, who represented Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks in the Montgomery Bus Boycott and later the 400-plus victims of the Tuskegee Syphilis study/experiment. He was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Joe Biden.

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