This week’s Friday Final Lines wrap up the experience of artist-activist William R. Christopher in 1965 following marching in Montgomery, AL.
Christopher, his partner George Tooker, and colleague John Scotsford traveled to Montgomery to march to Selma and honor Rev. James Reeb.
According to the project description: “In March 1965, artist-activist William Christopher traveled to Selma, Alabama, in support of the Civil Rights Movement. In the previous week, state troopers had attacked protest marchers in Selma, and a white mob inflicted a fatal beating on James Reeb, a Unitarian minister. On March 15, Christopher attended Reeb’s memorial service, at which Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the eulogy. Afterwards, Christopher joined the crowd that marched with Dr. King to the Selma courthouse to lay a wreath in Reeb’s honor.”