Resources: Selma Voting Rights Campaign & March to Montgomery

This page provides links to Civil Rights Movement Archive resources that have Significant content related to Selma Voting Rights Campaign & March to Montgomery.

Contents:
Photos
Stories, Interviews & Oral-Histories
CRMA History Articles
Articles and Speeches
Documents & Field Reports
Commentaries & Analyses by Movement Veterans
Group Discussions by Movement Veterans
Film, Video and Audio

Photos

Photo Album pages that include images from Selma Voting Rights Campaign & March to Montgomery:

Selma, Lord, Selma
March to Montgomery

Stories, Interviews & Oral-Histories

Interviews, narratives & stories regarding the Selma Voting Rights Campaign & March to Montgomery:

Henry Allen JrSelma student activist
James BevelInterview for Eyes on the Prize (Birmingham & Selma)
Charles BonnerThe First Sit-in & Birth of the Selma Movement, 1963
Bonner & FikesOral History/Interview
Viola Johnson DouglasSelma student activist
Gloria Harvey FulwiderSelma student activist
Bruce HartfordThree Selma Stories
Stu House"Inciting to Riot" in Selma
 Selma, Lord, Selma — Young Heroes: Sheyann and Rachel
Bernard LafayetteRemembrance of Selma  — 1963
Eric LernerSelma Interview
Bernice LillySelma student activist
William MerrittSelma student activist
Alfred MoldovanInterview, re MCHR, Mississippi & Selma. 2011
Bernice Savage MutukuSelma student activist, 1963-65
Silas NormanRemembrance of SNCC, Selma, and Alabama
Rev. Fredrick ReeseInterview for Eyes on the Prize (Selma, AL)
James ReynoldsSelma student activist
Constance RozierSelma student activist
Terry ShawInterview With Terry Shaw (Selma AL) 1963
Amos SnellSelma student activist
Gwen PattonInterview by Joseph Mosnier, re Tuskeegee & Montgomery movement
Bettye Parker MilesSelma student activist
Cleophas StrongSelma student activist
Roberta TateSelma student activist
Rev. C.T. Vivian Interview for Eyes on the Prize (Nashville & Selma) (1986)
Jimmy WebbI'll Be An Activist Until I Die (Selma)
Annie Laura WilliamsSelma student activist
Lula Belle WilliamsSelma student activist, 1963-65
Annie Pearl WormelySelma student activist

CRMA History Articles

CRMA history articles about Selma Voting Rights Campaign & March to Montgomery:

Selma — Breaking the Grip of Fear (Jan-June, 1963)
Freedom Day in Selma (Oct 1963)
The Selma Injunction (July 1964)
Selma Voting Rights Campaign (Jan-Mar, 1965) [Multiple articles]
The March to Montgomery (March, 1965) [Multiple articles]
Murder and Character Assasination of Viola Liuzzo (March, 1965)
The Election in Dallas County (1966)

Articles & Speeches

Speeches and articles related to the Selma Voting Rights Campaign & March to Montgomeryby Freedom activists in the 1950s-1960s:

Our God is Marching On! Martin Luther King's speech to marchers in Montgomery, March 25, 1965.

Articles by Freedom Movement Veterans

Remembrance of Selma — 1963, Bernard Lafayette (A Circle of Trust)
Black Belt, Alabama: Total Segregation, Jerry DeMuth. August, 1964 (Commonweal)
Brown Uniforms in Selma, Alabama, Jerry DeMuth, August, 1964
Giant Step on Freedom Road, Norman Hill, March, 1965 (New America)
When We Get the Vote, Wallace Will Get Religion, Bell Chivigny, April, 1965 (Village Voice)
Demonstrations and the Necessity Thereof, Sammy Young, TIAL. 1965

Other Articles

The South at War: Five Battles of Selma, Warren Hinckle and David Welsh. Ramparts Magazine, June 1965.

Selma & Montgomery: Interviews & oral-histories of movement veterans that include memories of the Selma Voting Rights Campaign & March to Montgomery:

Charles Bonner & Betty Fikes (Interview)
Bruce Hartford (Oral-History)
Bernard Lafayette (Remembrance)
Eric Lerner (Interview)
John Lewis (Interview)
Gwen Patton (Remembrance)

Documents & Reports

Selma and March to Montgomery Documents & Field Reports (1963-1965)
SNCC Field Reports, Organizing Materials & Publications, 1963
SNCC Field Reports, Organizing Materials & Publications, 1964
SNCC Field Reports, Organizing Materials & Publications, 1965
SCLC & Other Organizations, 1965

Commentaries & Analyses by Movement Veterans

Post-1960s commentaries, thoughts, and analyses by Movement veterans regarding the Selma Voting Rights Campaign & March to Montgomery.
Selma: The Bridge and BeyondAlma Jean Billingslea Brown
Selma to Montgomery: But What About SNCC?Junius Williams
From Hawai'i to SelmaMarsha Rose Joyner
Call to Selma, a Review From the Bridge"Arkansas" Benston
Selma the Movie: Thoughts & Comments by Freedom Movement activists
 Ira Grupper: Some Say it Distorts and is Biased, But Selma Must Be Seen.
 Bruce Hartford:  They Got the Heart Right.
 Don Jelinek: Selma the Movie.
 Marsha Joyner: Selma a 2014 American Historical Epic Drama Movie.
 John Lewis: John Lewis tells his truth about Selma.
 Danny Lyon: A SNCC Photographer Reviews Selma
 Daphne Muse: Initial Ten Responses to Selma.
 Diane Nash: LBJ Doesn't Deserve Credit for Selma.
 Dennis Roberts: What did I think when I wasn't weeping?

Group Discussions by Movement Veterans

Discussions, panels, and email threads about the Selma Voting Rights Campaign & March to Montgomeryby Freedom Movement veterans:

Selma & the March to Montgomery
The Movement in Alabama

Film, Video, & Audio

Films & documentaries, videos, and audio recordings related to the Selma Voting Rights Campaign & March to Montgomery:

Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot, Teaching Tolerance. Documentary about a group of students and teachers who nonviolently fought to win voting rights for African Americans in the South.

Selma-Montgomery March, 1965 (Full Version), by Billy Sharff, 1965. 17min. Recently rediscovered film made during the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march for voting rights.

1965 Special Report: "Selma", by Hezakya Newz & Films, 2019. 45min.

The Way to Freedom: Selma and the Making of a Movement, by NPS, 2020. Narrated by "unsung heroes" of the voting rights movement in Selma and Marion.

Selma and the Long Struggle for Voting Rights. Bruce Hartford, 10-minue address to the John Lewis Memorial, "Good Trouble Vigil for Democracy." Oakland, CA. July 2021.




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