Sixty-Four Years After the Montgomery Bus Boycott The City Leads The Way Again

Montgomery’s new Mayor, Steven L. Reed and images from 1955 Bus Boycott

When the news broke that Montgomery, Alabama, my birthplace, had elected its first black mayor and that he had received two-thirds of the vote, a wave of stunned incredulity swept over me. With this nation currently in a seemingly catatonic state of a racialized Trump infestation, I did not believe this was possible. Having been raised partly in Montgomery…