54 Miles to Home

The indelible images of the 1965 Voting Rights March from Selma to Montgomery are part of our shared national memory. What falls through the cracks of history is the 54 mile journey and the need for safe shelter. Despite the imminent risk of state and vigilante violence, Mr. David Hall, Ms. Rosie Steele, and Mr. Robert Gardner risked everything to offer their land and homes as shelter and protection for the marchers.

54 MILES TO HOME is an intimate portrait of three extraordinary individuals and their families who remain the owners and stewards of these sacred spaces. Today the families are working to preserve these historically and ecologically significant lands.

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Click here to read Safe Shelter for Marchers and Support for a Movement  by Phillip Howard