NEWS-Selma Freedom Riders

A Jewish Federation led mission to Alabama visited a number of Civil Rights landmarks.

By David R. Cohen | david@atljewishtimes.com

From March 23 to 25, 68 women hit the road to visit some of the most historically significant civil rights and Jewish sites in the South.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta’s spring philanthropy civil rights journey took participants to Alabama to visit such sites as the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery, Freedom Park in Birmingham and Temple Mishkan Israel in Selma. Teri Edelstein and Melinda Wertheim co-chaired the mission.

The two buses rolled back into the Ahavath Achim Synagogue parking lot March 25 in the afternoon. There I asked a few participants how the trip affected them.