Date(s) - February 21, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please join our online showing of Eyes on the Prize: March from Selma to Montgomery. For information and Zoom link, contact Mary Bahr (firstname.lastname@example.org).
On March 7, 1965, demonstrators started a 54-mile march in response to an activist’s murder, led by SNCC activists. Television networks broadcast the attacks of “Bloody Sunday” nationwide, creating outrage at the police, and sympathy for the marchers. Alabama police turned back a second march, led by Martin Luther King, Jr. and other religious leaders, on March 9th.
Following a federal judicial review, the march was allowed to resume, escorted by the National Guard. On March 25, 25,000 marchers arrived at the State Capitol building in Montgomery. Soon afterward, the U.S. Congress passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965, forcing states to end discriminatory voting practices. Pop your popcorn and watch history on Zoom!