Selma to Montgomery Marches
Betty Miles Remembers Bloody Sunday In Selma

On March 7, 1965, a group of around 600 marchers left Selma, Alabama, on a march to Alabama’s capital, Montgomery, as part of the Selma Voting Rights Movement. Shortly after leaving Selma, the unarmed marchers were attacked on the Edmund Pettus Bridge by state troopers with tear gas and billy clubs. The day became known as “Bloody Sunday”. In this video, Selma resident and civil rights activist Betty Miles recalls how she and other activists prepared for the march, as well as what happened on Bloody Sunday.

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