Dr. Frederick Douglas Reese wanted rights for all people and, in 1965, gathered teachers to boycott if they weren't granted the right to vote in Alabama. He then invited Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to march with him in Selma, Alabama.
The scene seems familiar to so many. People approach the table in suits and in skirts with heels and hose. They then sit down, make eye contact and confidentially state who they were. Conversation naturally begins as they genuinely inquire who the people next to them were.
Members of the community gathered together to support our county's elected officials prior to the beginning of Monday's state legislative session, hearing the theme of leadership during an annual legislative prayer breakfast Friday.
On Wednesday, Covington, Newton County and the country honored the men and women who have defended us. There were celebrations of remembrance, local establishments giving discounts to former and current military members, and a variety of thank yous.