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Selma to Montgomery marches March 7–25, 1965 (18 days)

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Important Note: As of 12/6/2018 this Project will be a Work in Progress(WIP). I (CLM) will have to format it but please continue to add profiles.

Events , Issues and Results that led to the March on Selma:

Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution:

Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution:

Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution:

Civil Rights Act of 1866:

Disenfranchisement after the Reconstruction Era:

Black Codes (United States):

Voter Supression:

Poll Taxes:

Literacy Test:

Social Gospel:

Smith v Allwright (1944) SCOTUS Case:

Selma to Montgomery Marches Bloody Sunday Events:"Bloody_Sunday"_events

Tear Gas:

Baton(Law Enforcement):

Police brutality:


Voting Civil Rights Act of 1965:

African-American Civil Rights Movement:

Civil Rights Murder at Selma Cafe:

Murder of Jimmie Lee Jackson:

Jim Crow Laws:

Freedom Riders:

Reverend-Doctor Martin Luther King,Jr's Speech- How Long Not Long:,_Not_Long

Letter from a Selma Jail:

Black Belt Summer Project:

Areas and Places:


Dallas County,Alabama:,_Alabama

Dallas County Courthouse :,_Alabama

State of Alabama:

Selma High School:

Selma to Montgomery:

Dallas County, Alabama Historic Markers and related items:

Brown Chapel A.M.E.Church. Selma, Dallas County, Alabama:,_Alabama)

U.S. Route 80(US80) /(Dixie Overland Highway (1925)/ (Selma to Montgomery National Voting Rights Trail(1996):

Jefferson Davis Highway:

Edmond Pettus Bridge:

Tuskegee University:

Lowndes County , Alabama:,_Alabama

City of St.Jude:

Organizations Involved: Note: Disclaimer: The mention and inclusion of these organizations in this project does not advocate endorsement of the organization. Furthermore, before anyone joins any organization one should investigate before joining.

United States Commission on Civil Rights:

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee:

Council of Federated Organizations:

Citizens Councils:

United States Department of Justice (DOJ):

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI):

Ku Klux Klan:

SCLC/ Southern Christian Leaders Conference:

MFDP /Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party:

NAACP/ National Association for the Advancement of Colored People:

SCOPE Project:

CORE/Congress of Racial Equality:

Dallas County Voters League:

Citizens Councils:

John Birch Society:

People Involved:

36th President of the United State of America Lyndon B.Johnson:

Attorney-General Robert F. Kennedy:

Former Florida Governor Leroy Collins:

38th Vice- President of the United States of America Hubert Humphrey:

Bernard Lafayette:

Colia Clark:

Charles Sherrod:

Bob Moses(Activist):

Nicholas Katzenbach:

Henri Nouwen:

Viola Liuzzo:

Spider Martin:

James Karales:

William (Bill) Hansen:

Amelia Boynton Robinson:


Marie Foster:

Frederick D. Reese:

John William McCormack:

Courtland Cox:

Patricia Swift Blalock:

Jim Clark(Sheriff):

Reverend-Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. :

Bob Mantis:

James Bevel:

James Forman:

Joseph Smitherman:

Alabama Governor George Wallace :

James Reeb:

Ralph Abernathy:

Abraham Joshua Heschel:

Frank Minis Johnson:

Ambassador- Mayor Andrew Young:

Joseph Ellwanger:

Fannie Lou Hamer:

Annie Lee Cooper:

U.S. Representative 5th Georgia Congressional District-Civil Rights Leader John Lewis:

James E.Gildersleeve:

Archbishop Iakovos of America:

Albert J. Lingo:

Fay Bellamy Powell:

James Bevel:

Diane Nash:

James Orange:

Hosea Williams:

Stokely Carmicheal:

Everett Dirksen:

James Forman:

Prathia Hall:

Joseph Smitherman:

Mike Mansfield:

Wilson Baker and Jim Clark:

Richie Jean Jackson:

Ralph Abernathy:

Ruby Doris Robinson:

Bob Mants:

Julian Bond:

Ralph Bunche:

Abraham Joshua Heschel:

Maurice Davies:

Joseph Ellwanger:

Harry Belafonte:

Tony Bennett:

Frankie Lane:

Peter ,Paul, and Mary:,_Paul_and_Mary

Sammy Davis Jr.:

Joan Baez:

Nina Simone:

The Chad Mitchell Trio:

Jonathan Daniels:

James Karales:

Peter Yarrow:

Paul Stookey:

Mary Travers:

Lee C. White:

John Doar:

Attorney Fred Gray:

FBI Director J.Edgar Hoover:

Bayard Rustin:

Richie Jean Jackson:

Mahalia Jackson:

Frank Minis Johnson:

Roy Reed Obituary:

Marion Barry:

Ivanhoe Donaldson:

Cleveland Sellers:

Dr. Silas Norman, Jr. M.D:

Wilson Brown:

Chris Heinz:

Frederick D. Reese:

Marie Foster:

Malcolm X:

Films and Media: The following is a handful of books and media sources for further research.


Courtland Cox Interview:

Note: Most of the names of the people, organizations, and places came from the book by Georgia Representative John Lewis and Michael D'Orso.Please consider reading this book.

The Story of Selma by Walter Mahan Jackson:

Protest at Selma: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by David J. Garrow:

From Selma to Montgomery: The Long March to Freedom Barbara Harris Combs:

The Bridge at Selma Marilyn Miller:

Selma's Bloody Sunday Lucia Raatma:

Selma: the other side of 1965 P.H. Lewis:

New Directions in Civil Rights Studies edited by Armstead L. Robinson, Patricia Sullivan:

Clay and Liston Restaurant Walker's Café Hudson High School

Marie Foster

Claude Brown Ernest Doyle

J.D. Hunter

Ulysses Blackmon Worth Long John Lou Avery Williams Hosea Williams George Lincoln Rockwell Annie Lee Cooper Torch Motel Charles Diggs Ed Koch Charles Mathias Ogden Reid Augustus Hawkins Ramsey Clark James Dobyns Jimmie Lee Jackson