As I looked at the pictures from the Selma 50th Anniversary Annual Bridge Crossing, my painting 'We Are One' continued to flood my mind. The inscription on the clothing in the painting ,"We as a people will get to the promise land", spoke volumes to me. Not only does It symbolizes their belief in the mission they were to accomplish, but it was in their very being, working their faith in doing what they believed God had purposed for their lives. Even in the face of death.
It focuses on those who paved the way for us. Those who understood, the only way we as a people would make it to the promise land, was by banding together, supporting one another and working towards a common vision for the betterment of us all.
My hope, is that we as a people, not only walk in their footsteps across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, but let us understand and continue the vision to follow their examples in our daily lives and our communities.
"Where there is no vision, the people perish." - Proverbs 29:18