This past Sunday I spent time with Dr. Ben Chavis, one of the engineers and unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement of the 50s and 60s. At his invitation, I came to Selma, Alabama to commemorate Bloody Sunday and the march from Selma to Montgomery, a non-violent protest to fight for African American voting rights.

While we reflected on the history and impact of the occasion for which we gathered, we both remarked that it seemed that Selma had been forgotten about and left in the past. It prompted a conversation about what the future could look like for Selma, and the African American community as a whole if we rally together and make the important investments into our communities — like Selma — to create longterm, sustainable change and begin the journey towards growing and passing on generational wealth, and not generational poverty.

Check out our conversation here.

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