I had the opportunity to travel with my university to the South on a Civil Rights Immersion. We visited historical sites in Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana including Martin Luther King Jr’s church, the Edmund Pettus Bridge where African Americans marched on their way to Montgomery to fight for their right to vote, as well as the graves of MLK and his wife Coretta Scott King.
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I witnessed just a glimpse into the lives of some of those affected by Katrina. You can also read reflections from other Red Cross volunteers who were helping in the shelters, working behind the scenes, and who were there on that fateful day five years ago.