One of the teachers on our Birmingham trip, Darcy Haberl, directed me to this piece from salon.com that was published during our trip:
Civil rights veterans today
In the 1960s, they protested in Alabama, registered voters in Mississippi and marched on Washington. In a new photo essay, they speak out on race and Obama.
Courtland Cox’s statement fits well with what we learned:
“The key question has always been the economic question. That is what the fight has been. Not to integrate, but to end barriers. To end barriers to public accommodation in eating, in housing, in transportation. To end barriers in the whole area of electoral politics. We have done that. Now, ending barriers in the area of economics, and being able to build the infrastructure, is the most important fight that we have.”