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Selma: the civil rights march that inspired a generation

 StreetWise - USA 16 March 2019

StreetWise speaks to three Chicagoans who, as students, joined the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama to advocate for voting rights in 1965. The march, led by Martin Luther King, was the subject of the 2014 Oscar-winning feature film Selma. Judy Stephani, Adrienne Bailey and John Fitzgerald explain how the experience opened their eyes to social injustice and inspired them to spend the next 50 years fighting for equality and human rights in both America and internationally. (1660 Words) - By Suzanne Hanney

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Sandra Charles, Helen Moorhead, Bonnie Strabley, Faye Turner, and Cathy Finneran.Photo: Women and Leadership Archives, Loyola University Chicago; Mundelein College Collection.

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March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama for voting rights in 1965.Photo: Women and Leadership Archives, Loyola University Chicago; Mundelein College Collection.

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March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama for voting rights in 1965. Photo: Women and Leadership Archives, Loyola University Chicago; Mundelein College Collection.


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