“How Long? Not Long!” – 50 Years Later, How Much Longer Until Montgomery’s First Black Mayor?


What would Dr. King say to the crowds of Montgomery, Alabama today if he knew that the city which birthed the Civil Rights Movement STILL has not elected a Black mayor into office?  What would King say if he knew that the same Ella Bell at age 17, who marched with him in that crowd on March 25, 1965 FOR THE RIGHT TO VOTE, continued marching on to an esteemed career – and today isonlya matterofvotesfrombecomingMontgomery’sfirstBlackmayorinhistory?   Could you imagine the pride that Dr. King would feel?  

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “How Long? NOT Long!” March 25, 1965 ……………….from the steps of the Alabama state capitol on March 25, 1965. Ella Bell was among the crowd.

August 18, 2015 WSFA Interview with Mayoral Candidate and lifelong resident of Montgomery, Ella Bell.

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