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Bert Berney '71


The good doctor Bert Berney is traveling with his wife, Liz Leach, Bill Scherlis and his wife, Ann, Buck Baker, and others to Alabama to retrace that state’s history of the civil rights movement. They are being led by a close friend of Bert’s who is very knowledgeable on this epic period in U.S. history. Stops include the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the city’s 16th Street Baptist Church (bombed by the KKK), the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery (the genesis of the Bus Boycott), the city’s historic Greyhound Station (genesis of the Freedom Riders), Ralph Abernathy’s First Baptist Church, and the Dexter King Baptist Church and its parsonage where Dr. King and Coretta Scott King lived. And lots of other stops as well.

photo: How many Greyhounds here? Buck Baker, Bert Berney, and Bill Scherlis in the Anniston, Alabama Greyhound bus station where the Freedom Rider bus was burned in a Ku Klux Klan attack, 1961


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