Bless Her Brave Young Heart

Vivian Malone Jones, one of two black students whose effort to enroll at the University of Alabama led to George Wallace’s infamous “stand in the schoolhouse door” in 1963, died Thursday. She was 63.

…she recalled meeting with Wallace in 1996, when the former governor was in frail health…
“I asked him why did he do it,” she said. “He said he did what he felt needed to be done at that point in time, but he would not do that today. At that point, we spoke — I spoke — of forgiveness.”

I can’t imagine the courage it took to take that walk that day.

7 Responses to “Bless Her Brave Young Heart”

  1. Mr. Bingley says:

    Jiminy, it sure did.

  2. Cullen says:

    Bing … you been busy lately? Hardly a peep outta ya latley.

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    Yeah, work has been…busy, to say the least. Thankfully THS has picked up the slack.

  4. Cullen says:

    No lie. She hasn’t been able to keep her mouth shut … er, I mean, She’s done a wonderful job. 😉

  5. red says:

    That photograph is incredible.
    Rest in peace, brave woman.

  6. Isn’t she beautiful? Makes me cry. She didn’t have to worry about just herself. Everyone she loved was in the crosshairs, too and the chance that your house would explode in the middle of the night was a very real proposition. Courage, pure and simple.

  7. The Real JeffS says:

    Such courage. Not to mention intelligence and compassion. A rare combination these days.

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