Selma, Alabama and the Right to Vote. 1965 Martin Luther King decided to launch a protest march about the Blacks right to vote in Selma, Alabama. WHY? He believe the right to vote without fear or difficulty was vital if civil rights were to be won
and the Right to Vote
The chief function of the Civil Rights movement has been to awaken the nation’s conscience. Hundreds of people dropped whatever they were doing, some would leave home without changing clothes, would borrow money, hitch-hike, board planes, buses and trains, travel thousands of miles with no luggage; all these people would move for a single purpose: to place themselves alongside the Negroes they had watched on television.
George Leonard, US Journalist who watched the events of ‘Bloody Sunday’