Saint James
Saint James School
Montgomery, Alabama

STJ at Bus Boycott 60th Anniversary

Mr. Clinton, Mr. Griffin, and a group of STJ high school students enjoyed a day filled with history. They attended the 60th anniversary celebration of the Montgomery Bus Boycott with local, state, and national dignitaries at the historic Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church in downtown Montgomery.

“Ordinary People doing Extraordinary Things” was the inspiring charge that Saint James School students took from the Montgomery Bus Boycott 60th Anniversary Celebration event they attended in downtown Montgomery on December 1, 2015.

In honor of the anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Saint James high school teachers, Mr. Andy Clinton and Mr. James Griffin, took STJ students to a celebration held at the historic Civil Rights Movement landmark, the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, hosted by the National Bar Association. The audience heard local and state dignitaries welcome several speakers including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Attorney Fred Gray who represented Dr. King and Mrs. Parks, and Reverend Bernice King, the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As one of the only groups of students in the audience, the Saint James attendees were very honored to be a part of the celebration. To hear first hand accounts from civil rights leaders was a priviledge they will remember forever. After the inspiring program, three STJ students were interviewed by Birmingham news outlets. (see links below)

What a memorable experience for all of our students - and our community!

http://abc3340.com/news/nation-world/hillary-clinton-commemorates-montgomery-bus-boycott-says-us-must-address-injustice

and

http://wiat.com/2015/12/01/hillary-clinton-attends-rosa-parks-event-in-montgomery/

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