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Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March


March 25 marks the anniversary of the successful, non-violent march by thousands of people who in 1965 traveled the 54 miles from Selma to Montgomery in protest of voter discrimination. While hundreds of people were brutally killed and injured in attempts to make the same march in the three months prior, the "selma Freedom March" had a direct impact on President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Research More…

Selma to Montgomery March (1965) - Martin Luther King Research and Education Institute @ Stanford March from Selma to Montgomery, "Bloody Sunday," the testimony of John Lewis from a hearing resulting from the March 7, 1965, march from Selma to Montgomery in support of voting rights - National Archives First March from Selma - Library of Congress We Shall Overcome - Selma to Montgomery - National Park Service

Books, Music, Videos

Protest at Selma : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 Freedom March - History Home of the Brave Mississippi: Is This America? (1962-1964) and Bridge to Freedom (1965)