Representatives of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee travel to Selma and start staging protest
About 350 blacks line up to register to vote at the Dallas County Courthouse.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. presents the SCLC plan, the "Project for an Alabama Political Freedom Movement,
Black civil rights advocates meet at Brown Chapel. Following speeches and prayers, King and John Lewis lead 300 marchers out of the church.
King leads another march of about 250 people to the courthouse.
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
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.
Alabama whites, calling themselves the Concerned White Citizens of Alabama, come to Selma to march in support of black rights
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
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.