March On Selma Sydney Lebens

Background:

In early March of 1965, when Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot by an Alabama state trooper, protesters attempted to march from Selma, Alabama to the state capital of Montgomery. The march was to register black voters in the south They were faced with violent resistance by police. The violence was broadcasted on live television. Later on they were under the protection of national guard troops and achieved their goal and walked all the way to Montgomery.

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Goals of the March

The march was organized to try to help to register black in the south to vote. The SLLC made Selma, Alabama the focus of voter registration efforts of african americans in Alabama

People Involved

Martin Luther King led thousands of nonviolent protestors to the state capitol of Montgomery, Alabama. The Student Nonviolent Coordination committee (SNCC) and Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) were also campaigning for equal rights in voting. Local african americans and young activists along with Martin Luther King JR. and the SNCC and SCLC walked and were struck with violence during the peaceful march

Obstacles

The people of Selma, Montgomery were faced with extreme police violence. They released tear gas and charged at protesters on horses. Victims suffered broken ribs, arms, legs among many other things. This day of violence has now become known as Bloody Sunday.

Lasting impacts

Soon after the march African Americans were allowed to register to vote and but more than 50 protesters were injured in the attacks from police. Even after the march they still would get attacked by members of the Klu Klux Klan. People from the walks who were injured still suffer from injuries today like recovering after broken limbs and burns. Every year many people walk the same trail that many people took. They walk the same trail many people lost their lives and got injured on.

Modern Day connection

I CAN CONNECT THIS TO THE MAY DAY PROTESTS THAT TURNED VIOLENT FROM POLICE. THE POLICE CANCELED PROTEST PERMITS. THEY ARRESTED MANY PEOPLE AND USED GAS AND NON-LETHAL WEAPONS AGAINST DEMONSTRATORS WHICH THEY DESCRIBED AS ANARCHISTS.THIS RELATES TO THE MARCH ON SELMA BECAUSE THE POLICE IN SELMA USED GAS AND SPRAYED HOSES AT PROTESTERS FOR PROTESTING WHICH IS A BASIC RIGHT TO PEOPLE.

APA citations

History.com Staff, H. (2010). Selma to Montgomery March. Retrieved April 20, 2017, from http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/selma-montgomery-march?scrlybrkr=28597477

H. (2012). Selma to Montgomery March. Retrieved April 20, 2017, from http://kingencyclopedia.stanford.edu/encyclopedia/encyclopedia/enc_selma_to_montgomery_march/

Johnson, A. (2017, May 02). May Day Protests Turn Violent in Portland as Police Cancel Permits. Retrieved May 17, 2017, from http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/may-day-protests-turn-violent-portland-police-cancel-permits-n753611?scrlybrkr=50a94aa0

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