Selma, Alabama is a giant in the historical landscape of America’s struggle for racial equality. Selma has seen more than it’s fare share of failures and has equally seen triumphs in the face of terrifying adversity.
Last month, Selma took the next step … or should we say the next giant leap towards Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream that “that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.”
Wood Jones, born and raised in Selma, Alabama, along with his wife Kristen, and their three children, forged a path forward by becoming the first family in Selma’s history to welcome a child into their home of a different race.
Selma is making history again.
Following in their wake are a slew of other families who have been inspired to help the vulnerable and at-risk children in their community. By many accounts, this is made possible by their supportive community along with Probate Judge Jimmy Nunn; and Dallas County DHR Director, Wanda Goodwin. Without their faithful service, this wouldn’t be possible.
Kristen Jones is also the founder of The Bloom House, a non-profit in Selma whose mission is to serve the foster children and their families. The Bloom House purchased and renovated a historic home in downtown Selma. The facility accommodates after school care, tutoring, and a clothes closet … with plans for much, much more.
The Jones family was also recently featured by the author of Love What Matters, with a story titled, “Is he a drug baby?”.