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Sources for studying the march from Selma to Montgomery, and appreciating the film of the same title.
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African Americans--Civil Rights

King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968

Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.).

 X, Malcolm, 1925-1965


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Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot - Teaching Tolerance
Call Number: DVD 324.6
Publication Date: 2015

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March - John Lewis; Andrew Aydin; Nate Powell (Artist)
Call Number: GN 323.1 LEW
ISBN: 9781603093002
Publication Date: 2013-08-13

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Because They Marched: The People's Campaign for Voting Rights that Changed America - Russell Freedman
Call Number: MS 323.1196 FRE
ISBN: 9780823429219
Publication Date: 2014-08-11

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Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary - Elizabeth Partridge
Call Number: MS 323.1196 PAR
ISBN: 9780670011896
Publication Date: 2009-10-15

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The March from Selma to Montgomery: African Americans Demand the Vote - Jake Miller
Call Number: MS 324.6
ISBN: 0823962547
Publication Date: 2004-01-01

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Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Life of a Civil Rights Leader - Gary Jeffrey; Chris Forsey (Illustrator)
Call Number: MS 923.673 KIN
ISBN: 9781404208582
Publication Date: 2007-07-15

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Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Freedom Movement - Lillie Patterson; John A. Scott (Editor); Victor Mays (Illustrator)
Call Number: 923.673 Kin
ISBN: 0816016054
Publication Date: 1989-05-01
Chapter 10: "The Selma Protest and the Voting Rights Act, 1965"

The Vantage Point; Perspectives of the Presidency, 1963-1969 - Lyndon B. Johnson
Call Number: 973.923 JON
ISBN: 0030844924
Publication Date: 1971-01-01

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Master of Deceit: J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies - Marc Aronson
Call Number: 363.25092 ARO
ISBN: 9780763650254
Publication Date: 2012-04-10


Essential Questions

What are the roles of non-violent protest and free speech in a democracy?

When making a historical film, to what extent can a filmmaker interpret historical events for the sake of good storytelling? 

What ethical questions are there in making a creative work (film, novel, etc.) based on historical/true events?


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