Operation Understanding

Operation Understanding (WIAT)

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Operation Understanding brought a group of teens to the historic streets of Birmingham Sunday. The program is an effort to promote respect, understanding and cooperation. their goal: to eradicate all forms of discrimination.
The program takes the teens across the country. They learn about cultural differences and sacrifices made before their time. Their visit to the 16th Street Baptist Church brought some to tears.
Brittany Schwartz says, “It really moved me. I did not expect to get emotional but they started singing and I felt tears streaming down my face, I don’t think I’ve ever felt so connected at a church, just with the history and the culture behind it, and I’m really glad I got to be a part of it this morning.
Over the next few days they will cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge and visit the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery.

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