These websites offer primary documents, oral histories, and analysis about the freedom movement in Selma.
Civil Rights Movement Veterans. The CRMvet.org website provides resources on the Southern Freedom Movement compiled by those who lived it. It includes a wealth of primary documents, photos, interviews, and reflections. Here is the section on Selma.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University. Find copies of King’s speeches online in a collection called A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Martin Luther King Jr., including the speech King delivered at the end of the Selma-to-Montgomery March called “Our God is Marching On!” (March 25, 1965).
One Person, One Vote: The Legacy of SNCC and the Fight for Voting Rights offers profiles, stories, a timeline, map, and much more about the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. This is an invaluable classroom resource on the voting rights struggle and the overall fight for human rights and democracy in the United States.
Go to Teach About Selma for more lessons and related resources.
January 23, 2015