Original Webcast Date:
March 12, 2015
To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March, our student reporters study this famous march and its connection to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. They participate in the Selma 50th Anniversary Annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee and interview march participants Sheyann Webb and Congressman John Lewis about their experiences during Bloody Sunday. Dr. Gwendolyn Patton, SNCC organizer and participant in the Selma to Montgomery March, and David C. Carter, civil rights scholar and Associate Professor at Auburn University Department of History, answer viewer questions.