Woman takes 'road to Selma' in honor of her father - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Woman takes 'road to Selma' in honor of her father

Patricia Morman says her father would be proud that she's commemorating the marches on Selma. (Source: WMC Action News 5) Patricia Morman says her father would be proud that she's commemorating the marches on Selma. (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A bus full of people who wanted to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the "Selma to Montgomery" marches left Memphis on Friday morning.

Patricia Morman was among the first to arrive where the bus was to pick the riders up.

"I'm just thankful that this is happening and I just know that Dr. King and all who were involved will be happy today," she said.

Morman wants to witness history as she walks across the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Sunday. But, she's also has a more personal reason for taking part in the tour.

"It would mean a lot to my dad," she explained. "My dad was one of the 1,300 sanitation workers."

Morman said her father fought for justice and equality in Memphis.

"My dad has passed on, but I know he's looking up and smiling down and saying, 'Good, go for it,'" she said.

It will be a weekend full of history on the bus tour that will bring Memphians to Civil Rights treasures in Birmingham, Montgomery, and Selma.

For Patricia Morman, the trip is a start of so much more to come.

"We've come a long way but we still have a long way to go."

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