Posted by: haggertylibrary | March 6, 2015

March to Selma Anniversary

John Lewis being beaten by Alabama State Troopers. Image © Associated Press

March 7 is the 50th anniversary of the Martin Luther King-led march to Selma, Alabama that culminated in “Bloody Sunday.”

Explore these sites to commemorate and ponder the occasion:

Selma anniversary story on CBS

Photographer Helped Expose Brutality Of Selma’s ‘Bloody Sunday’ on NPR

Selma to Montgomery March from Stanford University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers

BlackPast.org remembers Bloody Sunday

The organization Civil Rights Movement Veterans remembers the day

Read excerpts from current Georgia Rep. John Lewis’ federal testimony about Bloody Sunday from the National Archives

Read editorial responses from 1965 from influential publications America and Commonweal (past issues located on the 2nd floor of Haggerty Library)

And yes, watch for the Selma DVD coming soon to Haggerty Library!

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