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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 07:43 AM
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Recalling the civil rights struggle (Selma Times-Journal)
By Laura Fenton
Published Saturday, January 16, 2010

... As a priest, Im a shepherd, Father Oulette said. I have a flock. I have to stand up for those who are not allowed to be citizens and I intended to contribute to be a part of the voter registration program.

After supporting the more than 100 children who marched down Broad Street in 1963, the mayor called Father Oulette to a meeting at 11 p.m. one night because Father Oulette was accused of contacting SNCC in Atlanta and aiding the African-American community in gather people and firearms to overthrow the Caucasians of Selma.

The mayor asked him to leave town. One of the men who sat in the back corner chimed in that they should just shoot Father Oulette. One of the only times Father Oulette had ever lost his temper was in response to this suggestion.

I said, ok, but the guy that you appoint to shoot me better get me, Father Oulette said. If he doesnt, Ill get him ...

http://www.selmatimesjournal.com/news/2010/jan/16/recal... /

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demodonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:35 AM
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1. Kick for the wonderful people of Selma and their story. Kick for Voting Rights for All...

...with open, fair, and ACCURATELY COUNTED elections everywhere.

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