Uniontown’s Footwash Celebration


Uniontown’s annual “Footwash celebration” looks like an excellent place to see MLK’s Dream in action. OD and SBPDL will have grab some Colt 45 and check this out in September:

“Drinking, violence and open prostitution have become common at the event, this year prompting 200 Alabama State Troopers to flood the premises, with a command center a few feet outside the grounds.

The Foot Wash’s seedy reputation – and beefed-up law enforcement presence – deterred some from attending this year, said John Reese, a Troopers spokesman. The event in recent years has drawn about 10,000 people over three days, Reese said, but this year he’s expecting more like 7,000. An estimated 2,000 to 3,000 were there each day Friday and Saturday, which typically draw bigger crowds, he said. . . .

In 2007, a man was shot to death by his wife after she discovered him in a “prostitution pit,” Reese said. By Saturday night, troopers had arrested just one person – a woman, for public drunkenness and indecent exposure, Reese said….”

This is why America had the Civil Rights Movement. This is why we didn’t go to Mars.