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Attorney Aaron Luck is Recognized as the “Best of the Best” by the Montgomery Advertiser
This year’s 19th annual Best of the Best Readers’ Choice Awards 2017, hosted by the Montgomery Advertiser, recognized some of the best businesses in the the Montgomery business community. This August 2017, the law firm of McPhillips Shinbaum is proud to announce that one of their own, Attorney Aaron Luck, was listed as “Best of the Best” this year for “best attorney in Autauga & Elmore County.”
It’s no surprise that Aaron received this well deserved recognition; as a partner at McPhillips Shinbaum, LLP, Luck has spent the past two decades of his life advocating tirelessly for his clients, specializing in automobile accidents and wrongful death cases. Aaron is truly passionate about what he does, believing that everyone is entitled to the representation of a competent lawyer who knows what they’re doing.
Everyone at McPhillips Shinbaum, LLC, would like to extend a hearty congratulations to Aaron for this wonderful achievement. He continues to show he is a leader at the people’s law firm.
Stamping Out Poverty and Fighting for the Right to Vote:
Observing the Birthday of Civil Rights Legend Rev. Richard Boone
DR. REV. RICHARD BOONE…..HIS LIFE AND LEGACY
LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF RICHARD C. BOONE (July 7, 1937 – October 10, 2013)
ACTIVIST – ADVOCATE – CIVIL RIGHTS ICON
(Original Field Secretary under Dr. Martin Luther King and SCLC) – COMMUNITY LEADER (Director, Alabama Action Committee) – COUNSELOR – CHAPLAIN (MAJ., US ARMY) –
MINISTER – BELOVED HUSBAND – FATHER – FAMILY – FRIEND –
WITNESS FOR THE OPPRESSED – CHILD OF GOD
What: Rev. Boone Birthday Celebration
When: Friday July 7, 8a.m. to Noon
Where: Cedar Park (Young Fort Village) Housing Authority changed the name to Cedar Park
Reverend Richard Boone was the Field Secretary for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).
For half-a-century, beginning on the campus of Alabama State University, the Rev. Richard C. Boone championed human rights, waging a relentless struggle against injustice and racial discrimination. He joined young activists visiting Montgomery to organize for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). These idealists prompted Rev. Boone to seek change through the discipline of civil disobedience and non-violent resistance. Rev. Boone joined SNCC in the early 1960’s. Boone gravitated toward Reverends Jim Bevel, Martin Luther King, Jr, Ralph David Abernathy, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). As a field director for SCLC, Boone worked to challenge discrimination throughout Alabama. He worked in Selma with Mrs. Amelia Boynton before, during, and after the Selma to Montgomery March. After Bloody Sunday and Turn Around Tuesday, he was asked to return to Alabama State University to coordinate students’ support for the Selma to Montgomery March. Reverend Boone was successful in organizing hundreds of students to join in the protest.
On March 24, 1965 he organized 800 students from the campus of Alabama State University come to a field was once the site of Young Forte Village and the Cedar Park Housing Project. It was there where Boone and students joined some 25,000 Selma- to-Montgomery marchers on the fourth day of their five day journey. The next day the group arrived in front of Alabama’s capitol to demand their right to vote.
Civil Rights triumph around the state and nation. This included the Voting Rights Act of 1965 emanating from the Voting Rights March of 1965. This prompted the SCLC leadership to assign Reverend Boone to head up civil rights campaigns in places like New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago. The dedicated minister also worked on housing issues and economic development initiatives in Washington, D. C.
When the SCLC decided to shift their focus away from Montgomery in the late 1960’s, Reverend Boone organized the Alabama Action Committee (AAC). Through the ACC, Reverend Boone challenged area stores that would not hire minorities. He organized picketers to target stores that refused to allow Black employees to handle money or assume managerial positions. While this campaign succeeded in toppling vestiges of racial discrimination, the ACC also waged a vigorous campaign against police brutality and judicial injustices.
Reverend Boone became known as the “FOOD STAMP” man. He and the AAC sought and received approval for the food stamp program. Rev. Boone presented the appeal/plan before each agency on several occasions over many months during 1967. The Board of Revenue approved the project on Boone’s first presentation of the plan on August 27, 1967. The County Commission would give the program their approval on October 6, 1967.
Like so many civil rights activists, Reverend Boone sought unsuccessfully to pursue fairness and justice through elective office. However, this created an overwhelming outpour of registered voters/support in the Black Community.
After going back into the service as a Chaplain (MAJOR) for ten years (1979 – 1990) he returned home with his wife, (Activist and Educator) Mary Gambles Boone to continue their work in civil and human rights until he passed, October 10. 2013 at the age of 76.
Former Governor Robert Bentley signed a proclamation designating a portion of West Fairview as Rev. Richard Boone Boulevard that stretches from Fairview and Hill Street to end of the Mobile Road and Southwestern Boulevard encompassing the area where Cedar Park and Young Forte Village area. During the 50th Anniversary of the Selma To Montgomery March in 2015, the marker was unveiled.
Celebrating Kenneth Shinbaum’s 40 Years
Today the Firm celebrates Kenneth Shinbaum’s 40 years of practicing law. Joining Kenneth for this celebration was family, friends and members of the firm. WAKA and WNCF provided the food for the celebration from Chappy’s Deli. Thanks to Ashlyn’s Cake Cottage who donated the beautiful cake. Congratulations Kenneth on such a wonderful achievement!
American Cancer Society Relay for Life Cancer Walk
We were proud to support the American Cancer Society at the Relay for Life on April 1st. Had a wonderful time meeting a lot of wonderful people supporting a fantastic cause. We enjoyed meeting all the walkers who came out to help raise money for cancer research.
Sista Strut Cancer Walk
We were proud to be a sponsor of Hot 105 sista strut cancer walk yesterday at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Had a wonderful time meeting a lot of its viewers and passing out the pink gloves at the walk. I know we easily met 200 + walkers who came out to help raise money for breast cancer awareness.