Friday, May 31, 2024

Walking across ferry for social justice

Rachelle Zola, a 76-year-old woman, embarked on a pilgrimage on April 2 walking from Chicago to Montgomery, Ala., and she will be crossing the Cave In Rock Ferry Sunday afternoon, entering Crittenden County.

She is making the southerly march to bring awareness to social and racial injustice.

Zola invites communities along her route to join in conversation, reflection, and solidarity. 

A life-long advocate, Zola works with children with special needs and their families. She’s captured national attention in the past. In 2021 she garnered recognition for a 40-day hunger strike demanding Congress pass H.R. 40: Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act.