I’m honored to be the niece of Ernest Doyle, a member of “The Courageous Eight” of Selma, unsung heros of the Civil Rights and The Voting Rights Act.
“The Courageous Eight” stood so that we could have the right to stand & vote. My Uncle, Ernest Doyle, who passed in 2011, was President of Selma’s NAACP and a leader of the 1965 March in Selma, Ala, (seen seated under the Selma NAACP sign ), was The first African American voted into office after restructure in Selma and was later honored by President Bill Clinton for being a “Courageous Eight” and Leader.
His story of courage in the face of violence and civil injustice is on permanent display at The National Voting Rights Museum in Selma, Ala.
We must know our History, be proud and pick up the mantle to lead, create future history and leave a legacy that we all can be proud of!
“Everyday we all make history- history that cannot be summed up in a month.”
-Wendy M. Reynolds