Selma; Notes From the Field – Chapter 2; Voting

Voter Registration Tests & Protests: Chapter 2: a series that chronicles the events in the Selma, Alabama area prior to Bloody Sunday and ending with the brutal attack by Klansmen on Viola Liuzzo. A new voter registration test implemented a few months before the March 7th march to Montgomery was challenged by the U. S. Justice Department on January 15th. It was common for African-Americans to be tested when registering to vote and in some cases …

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Selma; Notes From the Field – Chapter 1; Prison Camps

In the immediate days and months before the Selma to Montgomery March in 1965 (Bloody Sunday), an extensive and concentrated voting rights effort was implemented in Dallas County (Selma) and the surrounding counties in Alabama. Local law enforcement and the Alabama State Troopers responded with unprecedented retaliation. Representatives of primarily from SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), high school students and other volunteers, were arrested at an alarming rate. More than 3,000 men, woman, and children were …

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