January 17th, 2011

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Abandoned Places - Special MLK Jr Special Edition

In the United States, today is the Martin Luther King Jr holiday. Several years ago the US chose to honor the slain civil right leader on his birthday to recognize his and in effect, many thousands of others contributions to be equal regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, and by extension, sexual preference (note: many civil rights laws enacted have been used to protect the LGBT community).

In Huntsville, there is a relic of that era. A former segregated high school building still stands in silent testimony of the days when black children and white children did not attend the same schools. Welcome to William Councill High School.

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our local PBS channel ran the old movie, it's a mad mad mad world and the end takes place in an 'abandoned building'. hollywood replicated it pretty well, except peeling paint. when they all run into the entry way might have been real.