John Lewis and Hosea Williams. John Lewis a SNCC leader and Hosea Williams a SCLC colleague led the March while King was in Atlanta.
March 11, 1965
March 7, 1965, is when the march from Selma began, and it was led by John Lewis and Hosea Williams. This day was known as Bloody Sunday.
March 15, 1965
Martin Luther King leads another March to the Edmund Pettus Bridge this is a very symbolic march the crowds turn back at a barricade of state troopers and this shows solidarity within the Selma Marchers.
March 17, 1965
Reeb dies. Thousands protest outside the White House and in other major cities.
Several hundred UU leaders join hundreds of others in Selma. King speaks at Reeb’s memorial service in Brown Chapel. President Johnson addresses a joint session of Congress to introduce the Voting Rights Bill.
Federal District Court Judge Frank M. Johnson Jr. Rules in favor of the Marchers because it’s clear that they have the right to petition the government