March 22, 2011

Today’s blog is going to be a story through pictures. 🙂

We began at the Alabama capitol today. When we first got there, we ran into a group that is walking from New Orleans to DC. They were walking to help raise awareness for civil and environmental rights. If you’d like to know more about their project their blog can be found here:

There were a lot of signs around the buildings, and there were a lot of buildings.

The capitol building.

Office Building State of Alabama.

Sam in front of the capitol.

Another view of the capitol

Southern Poverty Law Center.

A wall with an inspirational quote in the building.

A Civil Rights Timeline.


The full circle.

Mohammed took a tolerance pledge at the Southern Poverty Law Center.

This is the Dexter Ave. Baptist Church. It was the Martin Luther King Jr.’s church

A sign explaining the church’s significance.

Another sign about Dexter Ave.

This was a room in the capitol that held a memorial for all of the organ donors.

Another angle.

More donors.

This is a war memorial for the fallen soldiers beginning on 9/11 through today.

Another view of the memorial.

The ceiling was beautifully decorated.

The ceiling again.

A court room in the capitol.

It’s not actually used for trials anymore, but they sometimes use it for press conferences.

This is an oven that is made entirely of nickel. It was donated by a woman from Wisconsin!

During our lunch we met the group from UW Eau Claire! What a small world. 🙂

In front of Joanne’s church.

The group after we had just gotten done crossing the bride. This was the bridge that the protesters crossed on Bloody Sunday.

Joanne told us so much information about protesting and being a part of SNCC and other groups, all while showing us the historical points around her town. It was a really great experience.

I know this was a long post, but I hope you enjoyed the pictures! (Most were taken by Mohammed. The group shots came from Jessica and Amanda.)



9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Zona
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 13:56:33

    Hi Nicole,

    Great pictures!!! I liked the picture of the Nickel stove that was donated from someone in Wisconsin. The group shots are GREAT!! I can’t believe you ran into some students from Eau Claire!! What a small world!! You guys have been busy learning alot about the area. I like seeing the warm weather, enjoy it because when you get back to Oshkosh you’ll have 6-12″ of new snow from yesterday and today!! Everyone looks like they are enjoying the trip 🙂

    Love, Mom


  2. Mike Lueder
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 14:26:09

    Hey there TN-AL Trip! Your pictures are wonderful! It looks like you are having a great experience. Lots of LOVE from the Guatemala Trip!!!


  3. Jessie Stapleton
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 15:40:46

    Love seeing all the photos!!! Keep up the great blogging… looking forward to hearing all about your trip when you return!


  4. Gina Rebman
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 15:49:25

    Hi all,

    Looks like you are having a great time and learning so much on this wonderful trip. The pictures are awesome, thanks so much for sharing all of this. As Zona was saying enjoy your lovely warm weather now. The Green Bay area was hit with over 10 inches of snow. Britney your family is stranded in Minnesota for another day for sure. We have 4 inches of snow here so far and they are getting up to 12 by tonight. Back to Mall of America for us today. Shop Shop Shop. What a small world to run into the UW EauClaire group of kids on spring break. Bet they were suprised to see you also. Have a great snow free day today. Will check your blog again later.


    Dad, Mom and Aaron


  5. Sandy Kiefer
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 20:03:22

    What a wonderful experience you are all having. The pictures are just great. Love the group shots too. How neat to run into the group from UW Eau Claire. Britney, that is where your Aunt Laura went to college. Small world. Enjoy the nice weather as it is horrible here. Very icy roads too. Love, Grandma K


  6. Zeone
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 00:35:03

    Hi Nicole,

    Looks like you are all having a great time!
    Enjoy and Have fun and see you when
    you get home.

    Love Aunt Zeone


  7. Stacy Wirth
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 02:22:11

    Hey Nicole S,

    I am so jealous that you got a chance to go on this trip. Reading up on the blogs and looking at the pictures, it seems like you are having a great time. Make sure to share your experiences with all the TriSigma ladies when you get back! 🙂


    Stacy Wirth


  8. Mary Jo Neesam
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 02:46:15

    Hi Nicole S

    I enjoyed looking at all the pictures and reading the blog. I am glad to hear you are having a great trip. Take care and see you soon.

    Aunt Mary Jo


  9. Stan
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 03:27:00

    Looks like Wisconsin is representing in the South!



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