Jumatatu (Monday)

It’s been another great day! We visited two local primary schools. I met a 10 year-old aspiring rapper named John. Ines and Maria taught kids to play duck-duck-goose and to sing Spanish songs.

We also visited new KOCC homes, and experienced residential settings few of us could have imagined. Tina also met a cute kitten!

In a neat turn of events, the rainy season (which has been long overdue) appears to have begun, as it rained very hard today. Hopefully that will mean daily rain for the crops that Kenyans depend upon.



Our day in Selma, AL started at the Voting Rights Museum, and took us to the Slavery and Civil War Museum, the Brown AME Church where Dr. King organized the famous the march from Selma to Montgomery for voting rights, and then a thoughtful walk over the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

SPLC Civil Rights Memorial

The Civil Rights Memorial at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery was created by Maya Lin, the same artist who designed the famous Vietnam Veteran’s War Memorial in Washington, DC. It is an inverted conical fountain with 40 names of Civil Rights heroes who lost their lives engraved underneath the glassy surface of the flowing water, inviting visitors to reach into the fountain to touch the engravings.

The Lincoln Memorial

It’s impossible to examine the Civil Rights Movement without taking a close look at the history of slavery in America. And it’s impossible to take a close look at slavery in America without talking about the important role of Abraham Lincoln in emancipation.