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Selma to Montgomery Marches. 7th March 1965 9th March 1965 21st March 1965. The Reasons for the Marches. The marches started as a consequence of Jimmy Lee Jackson being killed by a security man at a demonstration for civil rights Main goal of the marches was to achieve the right to vote.

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Selma to montgomery marches

Selma to Montgomery Marches

7th March 1965

9th March 1965

21st March 1965


The reasons for the marches

The Reasons for the Marches

  • The marches started as a consequence of Jimmy Lee Jackson being killed by a security man at a demonstration for civil rights

  • Main goal of the marches was to achieve the right to vote


7th march 1965 the first march bloody sunday

7th March 1965: The first March“Bloody Sunday“

  • 525 – 600 civil rights marchers

  • state troopers were awaiting them at the Edmund Pettus Bridge

  • The marchers were knocked down 


9th march 1965 the 2nd march

9th March 1965: The 2nd March

  • Organized by Martin Luther King

  • About 2500 marchers

  • They stopped at the Edmund Pettus Bridge

  • Held a short prayer session

  • Turned back around


Consequences of the 2nd march

Consequences of the 2nd March

  • 3 white ministers who had come for the march were beaten

  • James Reeb was taken to the University Hospital of Birmingham but died

  • Media explained their concern

  • Blacks were bitter, because Jimmy Lee Jackson was not mentioned in the media 


21st march 1965 the 3rd march

21st March 1965: The 3rd March

  • Led by Martin Luther King

  • About 8000 people

  • Not only blacks took part, but also Asians, Whites and Latinos

  • Arrived in Montgomery on 25th March 1965

  • Martin Luther King held his speech “How long, Not long.“


Historical consequences

Historical Consequences

  • After the marches the blacks in Alabama received…


Selma to montgomery marches

... the right to vote!!!


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