Selma March Anniversary 7-25 March 1965



"In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma" by Bernard LaFayette Jr. and Kathryn Lee Johnson

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

"Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65" by Taylor Branch

"Walking with the Wind" by John Lewis with Michael DOrso

"An Easy Burden: The Civil Rights Movement and the Transformation of America" by Andrew Young

"Beware of Limbo Dancers: A Correspondents Adventures with the New York Times" by Roy Reed

"Bending Toward Justice" by Gary May

"My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr." by Coretta Scott King

Feature Films

Selma (2014) Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Available on Amazon Video, iTunes.  

Selma Lord Selma (1999) A Disney film telling the story of a young school girl who is inspired by Dr. King, and how she and a white friend get involved in the movement. Available on DVD.

Documentary Films

Selma - The Bridge to the Ballot

Selma a March to Remember

Eyes on the Prize VI — Bridge to Freedom, 1965

Selma - Montgomery March, 1965

The 3 Marches on Selma

Bridging History: Selma and the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Bloody Sunday march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama (March 7, 1965)

Articles on the March

Bridging History: Selma and the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Selma, Alabama, (Bloody Sunday, March 7, 1965)

1965 Selma to Montgomery March Fast Facts

Selma to Montgomery March (1965)

Selma-to-Montgomery March National Historic Trail and All-American Road

MLK: Our God is Marching On (How Long, Not Long)

Information on SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee)

Information on DCVL (Dallas County Voters League)

Information on Literacy Tests

Information on the Voting Rights Act of 1965