The first main stop on our itinerary was Memphis TN where our daughter Patricia lives. Montgomery AL was a good "halfway" point so we stopped for the night and on Friday visited the Civil Rights Memorial at the Southern Poverty Law Center. Unfortunately the outdoor memorial was closed for refurbishing and we weren't able to see the familiar circular black granite table inscribed with the names of many who died during the civil rights movement. When it's in operation, water flows over the table reflecting Martin Luther King's quoting from the book of Amos--"let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream."
After touring the inside portion of the memorial we walked around the area and saw the Ebenezer Baptist Church, the site of many meetings during the civil rights movement and the church once pastored by Dr. King.