The March on Selma By Cameron Brown

Where: Selma, Alabama/ Montgomery, Alabama

When: March 7th, 1965

Background info: What lead to the 2nd and final march of Selma was the death of Jimmy Lee Jackson. Jim crow laws Also helped deny colored people the right to vote. Before the Final march that martin luther king lead, that was a march before that was called bloody Sunday this march was nationally broadcasted that showed how bad police brutality was during this time period.

The second march, happend in Selma Alabama on March 7th, 1965 . what this march was trying to accomplish was to protest about voting rights for colored people. There was a very important leader in this march, his name was Martin Luther King Jr. The demographics of this march where mixed, there was white and colored people that where participating in this important march that changed history forever.

What kind of obstacles were these groups facing?: Their where many obstacles during this march, for example their where many white protesters that where protesting to promote segregation. Another example is the police they blocked the people in the March of Selma to prevent them from marching to Montgomery Alabama. Ways that helped them overcome these obstacles were them keeping the march peacefully and not violent. They also never gave up even though this march was a long march.

The out come of this march helped allow african americans to be able to vote. The modern day inequality that relates to the March of Selma is police brutality. This is the most controversial thing that is happening today.

Sources: Katy Stoddard (20 Mar. 2015.). Selma to Montgomery: Martin Luther King and the march for freedom. the Guardian. Retrieved from http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/from-the-archive-blog/2015/mar/20/selma-montgomery-freedom-march-martin-luther-king-1965

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