March to Selma

March to Selma

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  • March 21, 1965 
  • To Montgomery
  • March 23, 1965 
  • From;
  • To;
  • August 6, 1965 
  • 3,200 people march selma to Montgomery under federal troops. They walk about 12 miles a day and sleep in fields at night  
  • August 1966
  • Here lies...
  • The number of marches grow from 3200 to about 25,000 people
  • Goals and Struggles of the movement
  • President Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • Successes of the movement
  • The UUA installs a memorial to Jackson, Reeb, and Daniels in Brown Chapel.
  • The goal of this March was to be able to dissolve the federal voting rights legislation to protect the African Americans from voting barriers. Bloody Sunday was a struggle because the troops had no intentions of changing their segregated ways. 
  • There successes we due to the March President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act which was there whole purpose of the walk. This was significant because this was a turning point african american history we were finally getting equality
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