Alabama – Selma: Looking for Light

What were the city leaders thinking when they named their fledgling city Selma?  Had any of them read the namesake poem “Songs of Selma,” the 13th century epic filled with lament, death and destruction?  A store-front sized park, set where the Edmund Pettus Bridge crosses the Alabama River, even celebrates the poem’s title.  Driving theContinue reading “Alabama – Selma: Looking for Light”

Alabama – Montgomery: Exploring the Bonds of History

Eleven years ago we visited the Boone Art Museum in Clarksville, Georgia, and picked up a brochure that listed twelve institutions that were fellow consortium members of “Museums West.”  As avid museum collectors, our pursuit began.  Over the years since that visit we have traveled as far as Los Angeles, Fort Worth, Texas, and Jackson,Continue reading “Alabama – Montgomery: Exploring the Bonds of History”