Category: Civil Rights Movement

Bloody Selma: A Watershed Moment in the Civil Rights Movement

Demonstrators carrying "March with Selma" banner

Selma to Montgomery: A Defining Moment in the Civil Rights Movement The year 1965 etched an indelible mark in the annals of civil rights history as a series of pivotal events in Alabama ignited the transformative Selma to Montgomery march. This historic procession was no mere journey—it was a resounding call for equality and justice

President Kennedy’s Report to the American People on Civil Rights, June 11, 1963

Good evening my fellow citizens: This afternoon, following a series of threats and defiant statements, the presence of Alabama National Guardsmen was required on the University of Alabama to carry out the final and unequivocal order of the United States District Court of the Northern District of Alabama. That order called for the admission of