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Civil Rights - Selma to Montgomery, Part 2

Part 2 of Stefan Sharff's documentary on the Selma-to-Montgomery civil-rights march. 

This was the third attempt which the marchers made and the second effort led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  It was the only time, of the three starts, where the participants - both black and white - were not harmed by law-enforcement officials.

The non-violent protest began on the 21st of March, 1965, and lasted five days.  By the time the marchers reached Montgomery, their ranks had swelled to about 25,000 people.

The impact of the Selma-to-Montgomery March cannot be underestimated.  On the 17th of March, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson introduced voting-rights legislation to the U.S. Congress.  By the 6th of August, the same year, that bill became law.

See, also:

Civil Rights - Selma to Montomgery - March 21, 1965


Media Credits

Documentary of the Selma-to-Montgomery Civil-Rights March which began on March 21, 1965.  Online, courtesy the Sharff family, via YouTube.

Director:  Stefan Sharff

Cameramen:
Stefan Sharff
Christopher Harris
Julian Krainin
Alan Jacobs
Norris Eisenbrey

 

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