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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…
sources
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  • Wikipedia – The free encyclopedia

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