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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
There are many great people who sacrifice their own well being to help others. Many have a calling to help that is bigger than self and exemplified true love and compassion. The people on the list and places that honor them should serve as inspiration to us all. Hopefully I will be able to one day visit and pay my respects!
1. African-American civil war memorial and Museum, Washington DC Site to see in Washington National mall in U street neighborhood, pays tribute to African-Americans who fought in the civil war. Visit “Black Broadway known for famous stars, great clubs, and music and art venues.
2. Birmingham Civil rights District, Birmingham, Ala The most prominent home of the civil rights movement. Places to see include 16th Street Baptist church (infamous bombing that killed four girls) Birmingham Civil rights Institute, Alabama Jazz hall of fame, Kelly Ingram park (home to many civil rights demonstrations), tribute to Clergy’s positive influence in movement.
3. Harlem NY
What to do and see in NY from a Boston guys propspective? To see the ubran experience and culture we take a stroll in Harlem begining at 110th in upper Manhattan. Check out the eateries, stroll 125th street, getting cutting edge music CD's, while seeing live performance at Apollo theater. Recommended destination is Gothic-style Abyssinian Bapist church home of renowned preacher Adam Clayton.
4. Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Harford Conn. Harriet Beecher Stowe was a remarkable woman know for her anti-slavery book "Uncle Tom's Cabin". She was an outspoken abolitionist prior to the civil war. She was not affraid to speak out about what she believed was wrong, and was a stong advocate for change. The house she lived in (gothic-revival cottage) contains, books, manuscripts, memorabilia, and art work. There is a vistor center which has an exhibit "Uncle Tom's Cabin: a moral battle Cry for Freedom" that display gifts from diginities inspired by her progressive ideas. Change and progress is dictated by great people doing great things.
5. The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, Alanta A trip to Alanta foundly know has Brookline South by many high school classmates, warrants a trip to "Sweet Auburn District" highlighting Dr King's birth place, Ebenezer Bapist Church, Fire station 6, the first desegregated fire station (shows exhibits). Sites to see include Martin Luther King Jr. center for Nonviolent social change paying homage to King with educational and inspirational materail. You also have the Civil walk of fame and APEX museum devote to acheivements of African-American culture.