Presentation on theme: "Selma Release date: January 9, 2015 (USA) Director: Ava DuVernay Producers: Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Oprah Winfrey, Jeremy Kleiner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qwOE0z8wh8."— Presentation transcript:
Selma Release date: January 9, 2015 (USA) Director: Ava DuVernay Producers: Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Oprah Winfrey, Jeremy Kleiner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qwOE0z8wh8
Selma, AL ●January 2, 1965 King joined the SNCC, Dallas Voters league, and other African American activist in a voting campaign in Selma. ●Why Selma?? ●https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YRUU FYeOPIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YRUU FYeOPI
Jimmie Lee Jackson ●Mass arrest but very little violence until February 18th. Jimmie Lee Jackson
Bloody Sunday ●March 7, 1965 ●600 marchers assembled in Selma, AL led by John Lewis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= tVymzWrBTww
John Lewis, who led the march was beaten in the head. He has been quoted saying, “ I don’t see how President Johnson can send troops to Vietnam --- - I don’t see how he can send troops to the Congo---- I don’t see how he can send troops to Africa and can’t send troops to Selma.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= j6eeK4YzUqI
Attempt 2 ●MLK began calling on religious leaders from all over the nation to join the march. ●They began to plan the march for 2 days later. President Johnson Judge Frank M. Johnson Fred Gray
March 9th ●Disobeying the court order was the only way the march could continue to happen on the 9th. ●More than 2,000 marchers came to attend.
March 15th ●Johnson addressed Congress during a televised address.
The March from Selma ●March 25, 1965, Martin Luther King led thousands to Montgomery, AL ●5-day, 54 mile from Selma, AL ●limited by 300 marchers over a stretch of two-lane highway.
Final Rally ●was held on the steps of the capital. “ The end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience. And that will be a day not of the white man, not of the black man. That will be the day of man as man’’ MLK
Results ●On August 6th President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965. ●He called the right to vote, “the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they‘re different from other men.”
Martin Luther King Jr. ●a Baptist minister and social activist. He led the Civil Rights Movement in the US from mid 1950’s until his assassination in 1968
Perfect Leader ●alleged extramarital affairs ●Do you think this takes away from a great leader?
Fred Gray ---went on to becoming the President of the National Bar Association. Was elected to be Alabama state representative and held the position for 4 years
Frank Johnson ----Served more than 40 years on the federal bench. Died in 1999
John Lewis --Became the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district since 1987
Accomplishments ●Nobel Peace Prize ●Nonviolent practices against racial injustices ●Montgomery Bus Boycott ● SCLC president ●March on Washington ●March from Selma https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8reaKQgwKg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUKDLckZ0Z0