On November 12, youths from the Port St. Joe community participated in a day trip to Montgomery, Alabama to see historic sites and take in the Alabama State versus Florida A&M football game.
Trip coordinator Kenneth Monette said that the trip was a big success. “ Students were able to experience museums and a college atmosphere like no other,” he said.
Students visited The Sherman Rose Mural in Dothan, Alabama. In Montgomery, they visited the Rosa Parks Museum, The Legacy Museum, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church and the Parsonage where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pastored and lived during his time in Montgomery. Students also visited Alabama State University to attend the college football game.
“It was a great opportunity for students to get a true picture of the civil rights movement as well as experiencing something new and different,”said Monette. “Life is more than your surroundings. We hope that this experience opened students’ eyes to the possibility of life in the past and moving forward into the future. “
Monette said he wants to thank Dr. Johnnie Jenkins and Pastor Shirley Jenkins, of New Life Christian Center for supporting the vision for the trip, as well as the WIG Community Grant Foundation, who helped sponsor the trip.
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