The Scholars were blessed to receive tickets to hear President Barack Obama speak at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge! Two RTIEL Scholars were close enough to the President to take pictures and one of the Scholars shook the President’s hand!

The Scholars’ attendance at the Freedom Flame Banquet was sponsored by AT&T. The Scholars were honored to see various dignitaries and honorees, and the ceremony was hosted by Actor Danny Glover, and Mr. Dick Gregory delivered a speech.

On Bloody Sunday, the RTIEL Delegation joined tens of thousands of other marchers and activists on the Edmund Pettus Bridge commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Bloody Sunday March! The Scholars also took part in the March festivities; took photos of the actress who played Thelma on Good Times; and took a photo with retired NBA Player, John Salley.