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The 2015 civil rights commemoration
in Selma, Alabama
Our pastor, along with several of our members were in attendance,
as illustrated in this mix of contemporary and historic photos
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Descriptive captions can be found under each photo
Will and Beth Sinkler, shown above, both members of Shiloh Old Site, traveled to Selma with the Buffalo Soldiers motorcycle group that had a role in the commemorative parade.
This is Pastor Aaron L. Dobynes, Sr., in Selma with two of Shiloh Old Site's newer members, who also were in attendance, Charlotte and Herman Jones. Both Pastor Dobynes' father and uncle were among the original marchers, and Pastor Dobynes served as pastor at Selma's historically significant Tabernacle Baptist Church earlier in his career.
In this photo from 1965, Rev. Martin Luther King prepares to speak in Selma's Tabernacle Baptist Church. Our Pastor Aaron L. Dobynes, Sr., served as pastor of this historic church earlier in his career.
Members of the Buffalo Soldiers motorcycle group, a marching band, and others prepare for the commemorative march and parade in Selma. Several of our members were in attendance.
Pastor L. L. Anderson of Selma's Tabernacle Baptist Church speaks with Sheriff Jim Clark in 1965. Although the multiple marches in Selma were costly in terms of human lives, they helped bring about passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Andrea Dobynes and her dad, Pastor Aaron L. Dobynes, Sr., on the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma during the 50th anniversary commemorations there. Although Pastor Dobynes was only two when the 1965 marches occurred, both his father and his uncle were among the marchers.
This was the scene in Fredericksburg, Virginia, when two of our members, Beth and Will Sinkler, left for the 50th anniversary commemorations in Selma, Alabama. Needless to say, the initial portion of their travel was a bit slower than expected.
This is Marie Foster, who led the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's 1965 Citizenship School in Selma. According to our pastor, she remained a "living legend" in Selma for many decades thereafter.
The is Beth and Will Sinkler, members of Shiloh Old Site, who participated in the Selma commemorations as part of the Buffalo Soldiers motorcycle group.
Members of the Buffalo Soldiers motorcycle group visit one of Selma's historic churches during their trip to Alabama for the 50th anniversary of important civil rights marches there.
Members of the Buffalo Soldiers motorcycle group visit the Alabama state capitol as part of their pilgrimage to Selma, Alabama, fifty years after the historic marches there.
Beth Sinkler, one of Shiloh Old Site's members (facing camera at right) with other members of the Buffalo Soldiers motorcycle group in Selma, Alabama, March 2015.
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