A (Virtual) Trip to Selma, 1965

A (Virtual) Trip to Selma, 1965

Selma, Alabama, and voting rights issues have been back in the news lately. Sunday, March 7, was the 56th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” when State Troopers and Sheriff’s deputies viciously beat people, ending the first attempt to march to Montgomery. March 25 will mark the anniversary of the successful march to Montgomery. And Congress is debating legislation to reaffirm and re-establish voting rights nationwide.

If you would like to get an idea of what Selma was like in 1965 you can join me in a breakout room from Coffee Hour after the March 28 Sunday service. When I was in Selma in February of 1965 I shot several rolls of film using Judy’s camera. You can see Selma housing and retail areas. You can see several of the national figures and a couple of the key local leaders. There will be photos of a couple of demonstrations and the law enforcement response.

Gordon Gibson

Please use this link to join coffee hour and then you will be placed in the breakout room. https://tinyurl.com/y8vez8f2