March 5, 2015
ST. LOUIS (CNS) — Sister Barbara Moore wanted to see the film “Selma,” but by herself “because emotionally I knew it would probably be impactful.”
So the Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet sat alone in a St. Louis theater in January and watched the movie about the events of 50 years ago this March — the voting rights marches and protests led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, Alabama.
Sister Barbara experienced Selma firsthand a half century ago. A native St. Louisan and sister for nine years, she traveled with a delegation of women religious, priests and ministers from Kansas City — it was her first plane ride — and spent three days in Selma March 12-14, 1965.