Winnie Anne Wright January 31, 2014
Tallahassee, FL – If you’ve walked down Jefferson Street recently, you may have noticed the names of more than fifty Civil Rights Activists under your feet. These are the names, and footsteps of Tallahassee’s very own Foot Soldiers.
“Well it’s a wonderful feeling that we have been imortalized. That generations can see our names there that we made a difference and if we did it, you can do it. You know, if I can do something, somebody else can do it too”, says Priscilla Stephens Kruize, one of Friday’s honorees.
Tonight, many of these Foot Soldiers were in attendance as they were honored with a documentary in their honor, “Footsteps to Freedom.”
The construction of the Tallahasee-Leon County Civil Rights Heritage Walk was just one of the many stories featured in “Footsteps to Freedom.
The documentary shares the stories of several local activists in their own words. Mayor John Marks says the struggle of the Foot Soldiers is a story that should be shared with all members of the community, especially children.
“I’m going to recommend to the superintendent of schools that he does show this to many of our schools at some point in their school year, or some point in their school life. That he show this documentary to these school kids so they understand what happened 40 years ago, 45 years ago, and appreciate what they have today.”
If you would like more information on “Footsteps to Freedom”, visit talgov.com.