The Selma to Montgomery March


On Sunday, March 04th, 2012 – Friday, March 09th, 2012, with the voting rights laws and immigration laws passing in America, we will march to protect our rights and the rights of our children!

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is widely considered a landmark in civil-rights legislation, though some of its provisions have sparked political controversy.

Join the March! Call 877-626-4651 & Fill out Registration Below.

The Selma to Montgomery March consisted of three different marches in 1965 that marked the political and emotional peak of the American Civil Rights Movement.  These three marches grew out of the voting rights movement in Selma, Alabama, launched by local African Americans who formed the Dallas County Voters League. The first march took place on Sunday, March 7, when 600 civil rights marchers, assembled on Brown Chapel. This day became known as “Bloody Sunday”-when the civil rights marchers were attacked by state and local police with billy clubs and tear gas as they tried to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge.  The second march took place on March 9; it was known as “Turn Around Tuesday.”  Only the third march, which began on March 21 and lasted five days, made it to Montgomery, 51 mile (82km) away. The marchers averaged 10 miles (16km) a day along U.S. Route 80, known in Alabama today as “Jefferson Davis Highway.”  Protected by 2, 000 soldiers of the U.S. Army, 1,900 members of the Alabama National Guard under Federal command, and many FBI agents and Federal Marshals, they arrived in Montgomery on March 24, and at the Alabama Capital building on March 25, 1965. National and international attention of the march highlighted the struggle, the adversity, the violence as well as the determination of the Selma protestors.  As a result of the media coverage worldwide, Congress rushed to enact legislation that would guarantee voting rights for all Americans.  President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law on August 6, 1965. Click here for more history.

When: Sunday, March 04th, 2012- Friday, March 09th, 2012

Here’s how to get involved:
If you want to participate in the commemoration of Bloody Sunday and other Jubilee Activities from March 1st– 5th log onto http://www.bcjubilee.org/
**This includes the actual crossing of Edmund Pettus Bridge.

I want to MARCH with NAN!

Marchers must be in Selma, AL on March 4 and be willing to take the 54 mile journey from Selma to Montgomery. Marchers must also be willing and capable to march 11 miles per day and capable of living and sleeping outdoors in campsites that will be set up along the march route. Light meals will be provided for the marchers as well as transportation to the evening rally locations. All marchers will be responsible for returning back to their original location on Friday, March 9th following the closing rally at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL.


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If you can’t walk THEN Rally
To organize a bus contact Rev. DeVes Toon at toon@national.test
Please keep checking site for Updates!

All Roads LEAD to Montgomery Rally

Friday, March 9, 2012
Rally 12:00 Noon
Steps of the Alabama State Capitol
600 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36130

Daily Rally Locations
(*locations subject to change)

Monday, March 5, 2012
Rally and Workshops 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Tabernacle Baptist Church
1431 Broad Street
Selma, AL 36701

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Rally and Workshops 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
First Baptist Church
709 Dr. Martin Luther King Street
Selma, AL 36701

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Rally and Workshops 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jackson-Steele Community Center
590 Lowndes County Road 23
White Hall, AL 36040

Thursday, March 8, 2012
Rally and Workshops 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
St. Jude’s Educational Institute
2080 West Fairview Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104

Friday, March 9, 2012
Rally and Workshops 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church
454 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery AL, 36104

Here is a list of recommended items for the individuals who will march and camp out for the five (5) days:
1. Back packs
2. Sleeping bags
3. Rain gear
4. Personal toiletries
5. Comfortable hiking shoes
6. Change of clothes for (3) days
7. Safety vest

To register, organize a bus or rest location please call- 877-626-4651 or visit our web site www.nationalactionnetwork.net.

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