By Samaira Bunburry, age 12 The Southern sun shone down upon the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, on March 7, 1965. Arms locked in arms, the sound of hundreds of footsteps thumped proudly, for this was the day that voices turned into power. And leading that crowd was John Lewis, a civil rights icon …
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Today in 2014, 50 years after the passage of the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964, much is still left to be done. In many ways, the battles fought in the past share similar themes with challenges we face today.
The United States is ranked the wealthiest nation in the world, yet almost half of all Americans are considered to be in poverty or low-income.