55 Years Ago Today - A Burning Bus and a Girl's Courageous Witness of Love

A Burning bus in Anniston, AL is one of the iconic images of the civil rights movement. On May 14, 1961 a Freedom Rider bus was intentionally disabled and burned. The Freedom Riders struggled to get off the bus before it exploded. A young girl who was the daughter of one of the men who attacked the bus reached out to the Freedom Riders in response to their cries for water. Her courageous act of compassion and love in the face of the hatred expressed by her family and community still speaks to us today. Watch the video about this simple, practical, and profound witness to God's love and justice. May her witness 55 years ago, inspire us to respond with acts of compassion and justice in the face of division and hatred in our nation today.