"Do What You Need To Do"
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park - Georgia
Judy Forte' grew up in Alabama during the civil rights struggle. Her father participated in the Selma to Montgomery march and she was among the first students to integrate an all-white school in Phenix City, AL. She became Chief District Ranger - head of all law enforcement rangers in the Southeast, and ultimately Superintendent of Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site. Judy translated the simple message given to her by her grandmother into a lifetime of breaking new ground as an African-American woman in a man's world. She's always been able to do what she needed to do.