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Project C: Episode 5 - Freedom March

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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.


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Issue Guide

This issue guide is a companion piece to Project C. It was created to encourage open discussions and civic engagement by highlighting important events and actions within the civil rights movement. Click here for the E-book

The book was developed by the David Mathews Center for Civic Life which is a non-profit organization that works with citizens who want to make positive, innovative decisions that lead to action in their communities on issues that concern them. The center works to encourage sustainable community practices that are aimed at building and preserving a healthy democracy.

This issue guide provides a brief overview of the bullying issue and outlines three approaches to addressing this public issue.

Although bullying is often thought of as only a school-related problem, in reality it affects us all.

Discussion Questions (These are the questions in the Kahoot and Quizizz, if you prefer to use them without the interactives.)

  1. The first attempt to march from Selma to Montgomery for voting rights is known by what term? Why is that term used?
  2. Which civil rights leader was one of the leaders of the Bloody Sunday March?
  3. How many march attempts were made by the marchers from Selma to Montgomery?
  4. The Selma to Montgomery Marches contributed to the passage of what Act of Congress?

For additional educational resources visit these sites:

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute education site

The National Voting Rights Museum and Institute--Selma, Alabama

National Archives: John Lewis - March from Selma to Montgomery, "Bloody Sunday," 1965

National Park Services: Voting Rights Act of 1965

Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park and Selma To Montgomery National Historic Trail

Alabama Archives and History  Selma March Digital Collection, and Lesson Plans

Using Primary Sources in the Classroom: Civil Rights Movement Unit:
Lesson 4: Marching for Justice - Selma to Montgomery

Teaching Tolerance: Selma | The Bridge to the Ballot  

PBS Civil Rights Resources


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