Montgomery To Selma March

Events

Selma Start When then SNCC travel to selma to start protest

1962 - January 7, 1962

Representatives of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee travel to Selma and start staging protest

Freedom Day 350 blacks line up the vote at the Dallas County Courthouse

Oct. 7, 1963 - October 7, 1963

About 350 blacks line up to register to vote at the Dallas County Courthouse.

The SCLC plan calls for mass action and voter registration

Dec. 28, 1964 - December 28, 1964

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. presents the SCLC plan, the "Project for an Alabama Political Freedom Movement,

Dr.Kings begins the Selma campaign with the Brown chapel meeting in defiance of the injunction

Jan. 18, 1965 - January 18, 1965

Black civil rights advocates meet at Brown Chapel. Following speeches and prayers, King and John Lewis lead 300 marchers out of the church.

March To the Courthouse Annie Lee Cooper is assaulted which results in her hitting a police twice

Jan. 25, 1965 - January 25, 1965

King leads another march of about 250 people to the courthouse.

26 year old deacon is shot durring the march to Marion

Feb. 18, 1965 - February 18, 1965

State troopers attack marchers during a protest in Marion. State trooper James Bonard Fowler shoots and kills Jimmie Lee Jackson, a 26-year-old deacon of the St. James Baptist Church

Announcement of the Selma march when Dr.King speaks to President Johnson

March 5, 1965

King flies to Washington to speak with President Johnson about the Voting Rights Bill. Then announces the plan for a massive march from Selma to Montgomery.

Concerned White Citizens of Alabama march in support of of black rights

March 6, 1965

Alabama whites, calling themselves the Concerned White Citizens of Alabama, come to Selma to march in support of black rights

Selma march where protesters are met by state troops and are attacked when they refused to disperse

March 7, 1965

John Lewis and Hosea Williams lead about 600 people on what is intended to be a march from Selma to Montgomery. But Alabama state troopers, some on horseback, and Clark and his deputies

Turnaround Tuesday a march led by Dr.KIng to the Edmund Pettus Bridge

March 9, 1965

Martin Luther King Jr. leads another march to the Edmund Pettus Bridge. About 2,000 people, more than half of them white and about a third members of the clergy, participate in the second march.