Unfulfilled promises. There are far rosier takes on Selma and its prospects, though, and in conservative Alabama, there is a feeling among some here that the plights are more individual than systemic.
“If you work hard, you’ll get ahead,” said Randy Malone, 53, though he acknowledged that Selma “can always be better.”
And there is a sense here, in a region of deep and proud religious traditions, that a higher power will someday redeem Selma.
National Voting Rights Museum and Institute, Selma, Alabama.