Civil rights activist educates students in Bay Ridge
An activist who was the youngest participant in 1965's famous march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery spoke with Brooklyn students Monday about the civil rights movement.
Lynda Blackmon Lowery was 14 years old when she was among the hundreds who marched 52 years ago led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
She spoke to students at P.S. 30 in Bay Ridge about her book "Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom."
"The majority of my immigrants are from the Middle East, and these babies, I think they truly felt a connection to Ms. Blackmon as to what happened to her when she was a teenager," says Principal Carol Heeraman.