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Rights and Freedoms: Selma Protest

Year 10 Mandatory History

Resources in Oliver

Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS..

biography.com

On Sunday, March 21, 1965, nearly 8,000 people began the five-day march from Selma to Montgomery for voting rights.

Britannica Online

       

Selma March, also called Selma to Montgomery March, political march from SelmaAlabama, to the state’s capital, Montgomery, that occurred March 21–25, 1965. Led by Martin Luther King, Jr., 

ClickView

Presidents Kennedy and Johnson struggle to enact the first comprehensive Civil Rights legislation. See how tensions between federal and state authorities are played out during the massive march in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery.

You Tube

A powerful and recently rediscovered film made during the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march for voting rights.

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history.com

The Selma to Montgomery march was part of a series of civil-rights protests that occurred in 1965 in Alabama, a Southern state with deeply entrenched racist policies. 

Dr Martin Luther King Research Foundation

On 25 March 1965, Martin Luther King led thousands of nonviolent demonstrators to the steps of the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, after a 5-day, 54-mile march from Selma, Alabama.

National Geographic

World Book- ebook

A history of the African American civil rights movement, based on primary source documents and other historical artifacts. Log in and search civil rights.