Selma March

Selma March

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  • King launches the Selma campaign with a rally at Brown Chapel
  • January 2, 1965
  • For Selma For Us For All
  • Selma         March
  • 105 black school teachers defy the superintendent and rally at the Dallas County Courthouse in Selma.
  • January 22, 1965 
  • February 10, 1965
  • Sheriff Jim Clark sends 165 black teens on a forced run out of town, pursued by patrol cars 
  • Sunday, March 7,1965
  •  about 600 people started a planned march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. When state troopers met the demonstrators at the edge of the city by the Edmund Pettus Bridge, that day became known as "Bloody Sunday." 
  • Sunday, March 21, 1965
  • On Sunday, March 21, 1965, nearly 8,000 people began the five-day march from Selma to Montgomery for voting rights.
  • Sunday, March 25, 1965
  • Martin Luther King Jr. and SCLC decided to make Selma, located in Dallas County, Alabama, the focus of a black voter registration campaign. 
  • We must go and vote for our rights 
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