The March From Selma to Montgomery By: Cheyenne Storzer and Carmen Lopez Maya
The Civil Rights Movement was a time in the United States when people were separated by the color of their skin. It led to African Americans standing up for their equal rights. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others led the March From Selma to Montgomery for African Americans’ voting rights. Summary of Event
March 7,1965 - John Lewis and Hoesa Williams lead about 600 people on a 54 mile march from Selma, Alabama to the state capitol in Montgomery. After they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the marchers were assaulted by armed state troopers and deputies. • March 9,1965 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a group again to the Pettus Bridge where they prayed. • March 21,1965 - 25,000 people again began the march and on March 25 stood at the state capitol in Montgomery. When?
The march started in Selma Alabama and ended at the state capital building in Montgomery Alabama. Where?
Civil Rights leaders like John Lewis Hosea Williams and Martin Luther King Jr. • Black and white Americans who believed in non violence Who was Involved?
African Americans rights to vote • Commemorate the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson What was the Purpose?
The march was televised for the nation to see • March 7, 1965 was called Bloody Sunday. Many of the marchers were hurt so badly they needed to be taken to the hospital. • 525 people participated in the 1st March from Selma to Montgomery Additional Facts
Lyndon B. Johnson proposed the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that guaranteed the rights to vote for all people. Outcome