They Did So I Could: Memories of Bloody Sunday

They Did So I Could: Memories of Bloody Sunday

Bloody Sunday

“Bloody Sunday” was televised for all who dared to take a glance as they peeked through what I’m sure were cupped hands. It was the second call that Dr. King made for supporters to come to Selma to stand up for equality and the right to vote. Amazingly, many sacrificed everything to answer the call for freedom and were willing to pay for it with their blood.

The Nation I am certain stood in total shock as the true character of America was highlighted in a way that made people admit that they themselves had not done enough to impact change and most likely perpetuated the situation by not taking a stand of any kind but rather chose to ignore the plight of so many of God’s creation. It was a day that would forever be etched in history as “Bloody Sunday.”

I cannot even imagine the fear that swelled up within the heart’s and mind’s of every vessel who was  divinely selected to bear the burden of the black race on their back’s. Yet, they marched on, hand in hand, leaning on one another and believing that God had ushered in the strength to endure. I admire and stand in awe of those not of the black race who stood, guided, used their influence and said, “I am with you in this fight my brother and sister, we are ONE,” when they could have easy faded into the background of their privilege.

Bloody Sunday

People were willing to be beaten, bleed and die for democracy for those who were yet to come while other’s were willing to misuse democracy because it was deemed their birthright.

I stand in awe of all of those who unselfishly fought for this black female to be able to gracefully walk into a voting precinct and other public places without even thinking twice about the gesture. For that, I am eternally grateful and humbled and glad that they were steadfast and believed what they song, “We shall overcome someday!”

What does this moment in time mean to you? Let me know in the comments

Move Forward In Righteousness XOXO
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  • Derrick says:

    #Realtruth You are so Awesome and gifted. I am So Proud.

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  • DeAnna says:

    This moment means a lot to me i dont even know where to start love ya mom.♡

    • YGladney says:

      Hello Butterfly. This moment amongst so many should make you prouder of your heritage and value. Black Girls Rock🎸

  • AwesomelyOZ says:

    Amen to that sister, preach! I’m sure you’re keeping up with all that Ferguson nonsense and the discrimination against the Black Community that is coming to light from authorities misuse of power. I’m grateful for the same reasons you are, that i can walk into a voting precinct and all over the area and not be stopped for whatever idiot reason they deem worthy. It’s also great that I have gone over a year without getting pulled over and when I do it’s because of speeding or some traffic violation nothing else. I also am saddened to know that this still does persist and we can do better. We also have to acknowledge that we have done better and are doing better, it’s just fine tuning the system. Without Martin Luther King and those fighting along with him the state of the Nation would be a sad existence. Have a great one Yulunda!! Take Care gorgeous -Iva

    • YGladney says:

      I have so much that I can say about this country and it’s lack of fair justice. However, I choose to not verbalize it as much as writing letters to those who have a little more power than I. I too have been stopped and profiled and it’s not a good feeling. Praying for change and hoping it comes soon.

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