Eddum Pettus Bridge

Day 6: Selma & Montgomery Alabama

Roughly 50 bruising miles divide Montgomery from Selma, Alabama in the recondite south. On Sunday, March 7, 1967, several hundred civil rights activists motivated by John Lewis attempted to march harmoniously to Montgomery on what would become known as bloody Sunday.

Olympic Park: Atlanta Georgia

Day 5: Atlanta, Georgia

After leaving Tybee Island and Savannah, it was time to travel to Atlanta, Georgia on day five of the dirty south road trip. I was super psyched to be in Atlanta to tour Centennial Park, The World of Coke, Sweet Auburn Avenue, and the Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. centre.

Trinidad Poet: Lasana Philbert

The last time we highlighted Lasana on TriniInXisle, he had just concluded his inaugural book of poetry. He is a Trinidadian poet and is out now with a second collection of poetry. Enjoy!

Fort Pulaski Draw Bridge

Day 4: Tybee Island and Savannah Georgia

I said, Georgia, oh, Georgia. No peace I find…according to Ray Charles from the song Georgia On My Mind. On day four gliding into Savannah, Georgia for one night with designs to check on Tybee Island the next day.

Gate at Mother Emanuel AME

Day 3: Charleston South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina was originally called Charles Towne (for Charles II). The town was established by English colonists in 1670 on the west bank of the Ashley river, thus beginning the colonization of South Carolina. In 1722, it was briefly incorporated as Charles City and Port, and in 1783 it was reincorporated as Charleston.