Calling For Change: Violence or Nonviolence? Images of Bloody Sunday, 1965
Which is more effective in calling for change and pursuing the virtue of justice: violence or nonviolence? In this episode of BRIdge from the Past, Mary examines images from Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama in 1965 and the 54-mile march organized by activist groups in their pursuit of civil rights and justice for all. What lessons can be learned from these images of peaceful protest and violent opposition? What do they reveal about effective ways to pursue justice in America today?
BRIdge from the Past: Art Across U.S. History Video Playlist
BRIdge from the Past: Art Across U.S. History is a new YouTube series for students that explores an important historic image every episode to gain insights into the culture, politics, and society of a particular time in U.S. history. Host Mary Patterson will explain how each primary source is its own “window to the past,” revealing new areas for contemplation and discussion.
Selma-to-Montgomery Marchers: Diligently Crossing the Bridge
In this lesson, students will review the events of the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. They will focus on the marchers’ demonstration of diligence. They will achieve the following objectives.
Selma, Montgomery and “Good Trouble”
Gary, Mary, and Eryn reflect on a particularly important moment in the civil rights movement, the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. They'll explore how the events of Selma fit into the bigger picture of the civil rights movement and the passage of the Voting Rights Act. What can this march teach us about the significance of turning points in a movement? And what lessons from it are still very relevant today?