The show down took place in Montgomery in 1965. This day is now reffered to as Bloody Sunday. On Sunday, March 7, 1965, John Lewis walked across the Edmund Pettus bridge with approximately 600 people behind him. On the other side, their were only 200 police officers and state troopers.''I was prepared to die on that bridge in Alabama, if necessary.'' says Lewis, who is now a congressman from Georgia. For a while, the only people who could vote in the U.S were white men. Women did not get suffrage until 1920. In 1870, the 15th amendment was ratified, that African-American men were granted the right to vote.
This is a picture of Bloody Sunday. As you can see, there are many supporters and. opposer's
After Bloody Sunday
Both white and and black people protested after Bloody Sunday and went all the wat to Selma. The marchers did not get that far, but their actions made a huge difference later on. On March 15, President Lyndon B. Johnson came on T.V to urge all Americans to stand with all the marchers in Selma.
This is President Lyndon B. Johnson
Compare And Contrast
Both of the articles are about the march from Selma to Mongomery. They are both about equal rights and freedom. They are also both about segregation and how African-Americans tried to gain freedom. One of the articles was primary, meaning it was written by someone who was actually at the march. This article was mostly buyest towards African-Americans. The other article was buyest towards whites. It was not primary, it was secondary, meaning it was not written by someone who was at the march.
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