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From Selma to Springfield: Why We’re Marching in Illinois


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From Selma to Springfield: Why We’re Marching in Illinois

Martese Chism

Over fifty years ago, my great-grandmother Birdia Keglar marched in Selma with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Today I join two dozen others on a 15-day, 200-mile march from Chicago to Springfield to demand a “People & Planet First” budget for Illinois.

I carry with me a promise I made to my great-grandmother — because fifty years later, her fight is far from over.