March on Selma BLOODY SUNDAY by: Ece Cubukcu


Citizens and Police enforcement of the state of Alabama, used teargas, nightsticks, and bullwhips on almost 300 African American marchers. This took place on Sunday, March 7th 1965 in the streets of Selma, Alabama. (Williams)
John Lewis and Hosea Williams marched with 300 marchers. Many were attacked by almsot 200 police enforcment, with nightsticks and whips. John Lewis was beaten and tumbled to the ground. Five women who were marching were beaten to unconsciousness. Many marchers were hospitalized. One marcher, Amelia Boynton was gassed to death. This gruesome march was telivised around the United States. Martin Luther King jr. came together with a minister, James Reeb. He was attacked and later died on March 11th.MLK marching

Dr. King tried to lead one other march on March 9th. He had to turn the marchers around because of the state troop blocked the road. Some segregationists beat a white minister, James Reeb. He was beaten to death. Some officials from Alabama tried to block the march from happening. But the us district court judge allowed the march to happen. President Lyndon Johnson supported the marchers. This went onto National television. 2,000 people from Selma about 12 hours later reached their final destination of Montgomery on March 25th. They had to be protected by Army troops and the National guard. Ordered by the president Johnson.

Newspaper article on the killings
"No tide of racism can stop us," King proclaimed

Dr. King was asked to join the protests, as were other ministers around the united states. most of them white. Many came down to Alabama, while protests started rising in D.C

MLK marching with fellow preachers, and families

The SNCC led a voting registration in Selma, around 1961 and 1964. The counties law enforcments werent really happy abought that. Martin Luther Kig and the SCLC saw the need of blacking voting by local activists. They hoped with the momentum and power of the Civil Rights Act they could win protection over voting rights

Everyone marching for the same thing

Marchers were walking across the bridge, some singing songs and prayers. The law enforcment, on horseback went down on them. Almost 100 people were in the hospital with fatal injuries

The same bridge

Even though the marchers from Selma to Montgomery fought very hard for their protests. On March 17, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson called a joint session of Congress. Announcing for a voting rights legislation's. For African Americans, protecting them from the obstacles that would prevent them from voting. In August congress passed the Voting Rights Act. This was to all African Americans. This banned literacy tests from happening.

President Obama marching with residents on the same bridge

Once the marchers reached Montgomery, they were welcomed by 50,000 white and black marchers. They were all gathered at the front of the capital to hear King, and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Ralph Bunche. People around the world watched the historic speeches.

Marchers on Washington protesting, holding signs
Police beating a man for protesting
Police barricading marchers from walking

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