This past weekend marked an Historic moment in Alabama's history. There was a two-day acknowledgement of the crossing of the Edmund Pettus bridge by Civil Rights activists and scores of followers in Selma, Alabama in 1965. As I listened to the many speeches given by notable individuals, including the President of The United States, it occurred to me: Is There Any Real Change?

It has been 50 years since this momentous event and as you drive across Selma and Dallas county you can see the blight and despair that still exists. Very little, if any real change appears to have occurred in the last 50 years. It was interesting how President Obama challenged the Congress to strengthen the Civil Rights Act which has been weakened by Congress.

It remains a mystery how not only Selma will fair the next 50 years, but all Alabama towns and counties.