I was born in Montgomery, Alabama on Maxwell AFB. It was in 1963 I entered the world. Visiting family annually is a usual tradition for me and I make it a point to take in a few of the sites when back to my hometown. The city had begun a restorative process a few years back showcasing its rich history. These are a proud people in a new generation wanting to bring truth to light. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice does that and is quite sobering.
I was born on Maxwell Air Force Base in 1963 in Montgomery, Alabama. I guess you could say I was born in the middle of the Civil Rights Era timewise and location wise. My father was in the military. We only lived there a short while and moved again. However, by the time I was 13 years old, my parents decided to retire there. I ended up living in a town I was born in, but I never wanted to live there again. Go figure. I was a teenager and my parents moved me from Hawaii. How would you feel?
Alabama grew on me and I still call it my hometown even though my home is now in Seattle, Washington. Here are a few shots taken by myself and a great friend I went to school with in Alabama. Donna Noble Burnett is an amazing photographer and gave me permission to share of her work alongside mine. My BLOG is grateful. Enjoy:
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