Our opinion: We enjoyed Little Amal’s visit to Selma

Published 4:07 am Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Selma residents enjoyed Little Amal’s visit to the Queen City last Friday.

The 12-foot puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee child visited Selma Oct. 13, which was declared “Little Amal Day” by Mayor James Perkins Jr.

“Little Amal is not just a 12-foot puppet,” Perkins declared. “We learn through her eyes the hope and determination. I think all of us can use a ray of hope.”

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We were glad to see the overflow crowd greet Amal as she crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge to meet Perkins and countless residents. Dallas County Probate Judge Jimmy Nunn and Selma City Councilwoman Lesia James were among them.

We also applaud Joanne Bland of the Foot Soldiers Park, Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr., NPS – Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail, Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church, and GLO for their partnership in bringing Amal to town.

We’re highly optimistic that officials and business  leaders can work together in brining another event