Selma foot soldier Alice West turns 91, reflects on racial battles of yesterday and today

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Alice West, a Selma native and one of the foot soldiers of the civil rights movement, turned 91 last week.
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BY CINDY FISHER | Selma Sun Staff 

With birthday balloons and gift bags surrounding her in her favorite chair, Alice West doesn’t celebrate her 91st birthday talking about the role she played over the last 60 years bringing racial equality to her hometown of Selma and ultimately the world. 

The Selma foot soldier prays for the future. 

“God created us all equal,” said West, a devoted member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church. “I worry about the black race. I’m glad I’m here so I can see we came a long way, but we need to stop hating and love one another.”

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