The impetus for Words of Truth came about when I read a newspaper article observing the fortieth anniversary of the Selma, Alabama Civil Rights march.
This was an important event in our nation’s history, and it touched the lives of everyone who participated. Although I was old enough to take part in the march, I wasn’t involved and, in fact, paid little attention to what was going on in the South except for what I saw on the evening news. Thus, my firsthand knowledge is nil. However, I know someone who actually marched, and Andrew Young’s book and the Saturday Evening Post article are quite thorough. As has been pointed out numerous times, the marchers--not the organizers or the leaders--are the ones who actually changed history.