You Have to Move Your Feet

Recently I went to see the acclaimed film “Selma” with 100 juniors and seniors, including many of the same students who participated in last year’s civil rights trip. In the movie, we see John Lewis, as the leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), literally moving his feet as a leader of the march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Bloody Sunday. Lewis was among those injured that day in 1965. Before we saw the movie, we engaged in a role play in class put together by the organization Teaching for Change to meet many of the different individuals (some featured in the film and some not) who were a part of the movement for voting rights in Selma. (Download PDF of Article)