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Selma - Google Arts & Culture. Selma is a city in and the county seat of Dallas County, in the Black Belt region of south central Alabama and extending to the west. Located on the banks of the Alabama River, the city has a population of 20,756 as of the 2010 census.The city is best known for the 1960s Selma Voting Rights Movement and the Selma to Montgomery marches, beginning with "Bloody Sunday" in March 1965 and ending with 25,000 people entering Montgomery at the end of the last march to press for voting rights. This activism generated national attention to social justice and that summer the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed by Congress to authorize federal oversight and enforcement of constitutional rights of all citizens.It had been a trading center and market town during the years of King Cotton in the South. It was also an important armaments manufacturing and iron shipbuilding center during the Civil War, surrounded by miles of earthen fortifications.

Art of the Civil Rights Movement. I am excited to participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day for Kids series on Multicultural Kids Blogs. There have already been some amazing posts from other bloggers inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the series with more to come. As my contribution, I’m going to share with you some important Civil Rights Movement art. Big Idea: Art helps us understand the emotions, beliefs, and ideas of people in a particular place during a particular time. To help discuss artwork with your kids, read this post for tips. Remember to have the students look, discuss, write, and think about the artwork before giving them any information about the artwork. Note about the images in this series: Because of copyright law, I have included small images of many of the artworks as they are not in the public domain (see my copyright disclosure for more information).

Recommended Age: 5th grade and up Andy Warhol, Race Riot, 1964 Pop artist, Andy Warhol, wasn’t particularly known for his serious artworks.


Selma Official Trailer #1 (2015) - Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr. Movie HD. Race the House we Live In. Music. Letter from a Birmingham Jail [King, Jr.] 16 April 1963 My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities "unwise and untimely. " Seldom do I pause to answer criticism of my work and ideas. If I sought to answer all the criticisms that cross my desk, my secretaries would have little time for anything other than such correspondence in the course of the day, and I would have no time for constructive work. But since I feel that you are men of genuine good will and that your criticisms are sincerely set forth, I want to try to answer your statement in what I hope will be patient and reasonable terms.

I think I should indicate why I am here in Birmingham, since you have been influenced by the view which argues against "outsiders coming in. " I have the honor of serving as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization operating in every southern state, with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Untitled. Mississippi Ends Inquiry Into 1964 Killing of 3 Civil Rights Workers. Photo The investigation into the 1964 murders of three civil rights volunteers by a group of Klansmen, an inquiry that became known as the “Mississippi Burning” case, has come to a close, the Mississippi attorney general announced Monday. The murders of Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman, committed on a remote Mississippi road 52 years ago on Tuesday, prompted an intense federal investigation. That investigation, plus a re-examination in more recent years, led to eight trial convictions and one guilty plea over five decades.

One of the masterminds of the murders, a Klansman named Edgar Ray Killen, was convicted by state prosecutors in 2005. “I am convinced that during the last 52 years, investigators have done everything possible under the law to find those responsible and hold them accountable,” said Jim Hood, the state attorney general, at a news conference. “However, we have determined that there is no likelihood of any additional convictions. Mississippi civil rights murders (Phili) pbs. On June 21, 1964, three young men Missing poster disappeared near the town of Philadelphia, Mississippi. Michael (Mickey) Schwerner and James Chaney worked for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in nearby Meridian; Andrew Goodman was one of the hundreds of college students from across the country who volunteered to work on voter registration, education, and Civil Rights as part of the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project.

The three men believed their work was necessary, but also dangerous: Ku Klux Klan membership in Mississippi was soaring in 1964 -- with membership reaching more than 10,000. Edward Hollander Mickey Schwerner The Klan was prepared to use violence to fight the Civil Rights movement; on April 24 the group offered a demonstration of its power, staging 61 simultaneous cross burnings throughout the state. Over the course of the summer of 1964, members of the Klan burned 20 black Mississippi churches. Despite the fact that Norris McNamara Andrew Goodman James Chaney CORE station wagon. TIME ARTICLE How Emmett Till's Murder Changed the World 60 Years Ago. Emmitt Till (spark civil rights MS) biography. The murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till on August 28, 1955, galvanized the emerging Civil Rights Movement.

Synopsis Fourteen-year-old Emmett Till was visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi, on August 24, 1955, when he reportedly flirted with a white cashier at a grocery store. Four days later, two white men kidnapped Till, beat him and shot him in the head. The men were tried for murder, but an all-white, male jury acquitted them. Background Emmett Louis Till was born on July 25, 1941, in Chicago, Illinois, the only child of Louis and Mamie Till. Emmett Till's mother was, by all accounts, an extraordinary woman. Emmett Till, who went by the nickname Bobo, grew up in a thriving, middle-class black neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. With his mother often working more than 12-hour days, Till took on his full share of domestic responsibilities from a very young age. Till attended the all-black McCosh Grammar School. Emmett Till Murder Trial "J.W. Impact on Civil Rights Videos Related Videos.

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