Each year, the nation observes Law Day on May 1. This year is the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. In 1963, during the Proclamation’s centennial, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial and called upon our nation to live up to the great promise, enshrined in its founding documents, of equality for all. Today, the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement can be seen in the strides that have been made against all forms of discrimination.
21 year old Alberta Martin married 81 year WIlliam Martin in 1921 and survived until 2004 making her the last surviving widow of a civil war veteran. She "had already been widowed with a son when she met William Martin, also a widower who had served with the 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment during the siege of Petersburg in 1864-65 and had a 50$-a-month pension. The two lived on the same road in Opp, Alabama and soon a marriage of convenience was born."
Selma - Usually, a Hollywood film about the Civil Rights Movement—here, the demonstrations in Selma, Alabama, which helped pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965—would be so busy being Good for You that it would be like swallowing medicine. Ava DuVernay’s movie is something better and different, a corrective counterpoint to Lincoln’s focus on white heroism that’s alive to the complex personal lives of African American heroes and to the variegated nature of the soul. Centering on a powerful…
This home is waiting for a new family. There are lots of living spaces, closets and outdoor spaces to play. The fenced back yard has a deck, patio, volleyball area, built in fire pit and grill ready for your family to enjoy. Main level has hardwood flooring in living, den, dining and second bedroom, tile in kitchen and baths and new StainMaster carpet and pad in the Master bedroom and closet. All kitchen appliances, washer, dryer and freezer to remain.
Beautiful full brick home located on corner lot in Taylors Farm. This home features an open floor plan, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, crown molding, hardwood floors in living and dining room, ceramic tile in baths & laundry room. Master Bed features trey ceiling, master bath with double vanity, jetted tub and separate shower and walk in closet. Full unfinished basement is stubbed for a bath, has storage galore, 2 workshop areas. #SellingHouzes #LincolnAL