This year’s Celebrate Black History month yard installation is dedicated to Sanctuary of Hope’s (SOH) most recent Freedom Ride to the South for a human and civil rights encounter. SOH’s Freedom Fellows were moved by what they learned from their time spent in Selma including the teach-in with Annie Pearl Avery of the infamous Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), residents of Lowndes County, and William Waheed, the author of the book “Courageous Eight”. The organizing and mobilization of events in Selma changed public opinion that ultimately led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

SOH and SOH’s youth and young adult leaders are committed to increase Gen Z engagement in civics, politics, and electoral power.

Hope Start Here and history does too! Drive by, take pictures, and tag us at @sanctuaryofhopela on Instagram and Facebook and @The_SOH_LA on Twitter.