Had a particularly nice morning today interviewing two women who are together doing an amazing, AMAZING thing to honor their older sister who died from cancer. I can't wait to see how this story comes together. I plan to spend quite a bit of time on it—it deserves it! More on this to come. We shot part one today. Part two is still up in the air.
After that shoot I headed over to UE for their "Walk for Justice", a reenactment of the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington. It's the 25th year UE has organized this walk to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event itself, very nice. The Boom Squad led the way, and I'd say a few hundred people followed.
Now, here's the thing. I wear tennis shoes EVERY DAY. Except today. I wore boots with a little bit of heels this morning because YESTERDAY when I met with the sisters for the first story I was talking about I looked like a total slob. I told them I'd look nicer today. So I felt like I had to skip the tennis shoes. Then, I go to the walk. I walked the whole thing—from UE up Walnut to Alvord over to Lincoln and back—in the heels and with the camera and tripod. I had several offers from people to carry the camera, which, as always were appreciated. The police escort told me I could put it in the back. Even UE's Athletic Director offered to help. But, I, being the stubborn person I am, decided I wanted to be able to say I carried it the whole way. So I did. And I worked up a sweat. And my arms were pretty tired. But, I had something to brag about! Ha!
That, of course, is a trivial thing when covering an event to honor such an American hero. Very glad to see so many UE students and other community members coming out to walk in Dr. King's honor and memory. Go Evansville!
Until next time,
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