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Civil Rights Movement

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FC: Selma Protests & Bloody Sunday

1: Table Of pages 2-6: pages 7-9: pages 10-13: pages 14-16: pages 18-21: | Contents Introduction Reason for protests Quotes from people involved Historical events Conclusion

2: The Selma Marches

4: The marchers wanted racial equality.

5: The first time the marchers tried to march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge the state troopers met them there and that is what we know as Bloody Sunday.

6: People were hopeful that John F. Kennedy would sign the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

7: Maybe then, the authorities and the public would treat everyone equal.

8: So then oppression began. This is where authorities took advantage of their privilages.

9: Therefore, they protested, and did so by marching.

10: Quotes from people involved

11: "A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything." -Malcolm X | "If you are not ready to die for it, get the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary." -Malcolm X

12: "I knew someone had to take the first step, and i made up my mind not to move." - Rosa Parks "Each person must live their life as a model for others." -Rosa Parks

13: "When you stop having dreams and might as well stop altogether." "You lose a lot of time hating people." -Marian Anderson

15: When the marchers crossed Edmund Pettus Bridge again, State troopers were called in by the government.

16: With billy clubs and tear gas, the officials drove the marchers back to Selma.

17: Which made this day in history "Bloody Sunday".

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