SELMA LESSON PROMPT - We Shall Overcome: Involved Parties - LBJ and the FBI

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SELMA LESSON PROMPT - #7 - We Shall Overcome: Involved Parties in the Civil Rights Struggle - President Johnson and the FBI

Download or Stream "We Shall Overcome: Involved Parties in the Civil Rights Struggle - President Johnson and the FBI" Lesson Prompt for the motion picture SELMA.  This clip features President Lyndon B. Johnson and J. Edgar Hoover discussing Johnson's desire for King to continue to lead the Civil Rights Movement but the need to know what he will do next.   This clip correlates with Lesson #7 in the SELMA Curriculum Guide.

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Prompt Question:  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other leaders were monitored under what federal counterintelligence program? What did the program hope to achieve?

Run time:  1:01

ABOUT THE FILM:

In spring of 1965, a series of dramatic events changed the course of America and the modern concept of civil rights forever -- as courageous marchers, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., attempted three times to carry out a peaceful procession from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama on a quest for the basic human right to vote.   The shocking confrontations, the triumphant final march and the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that followed are now an indelible part of history.  But the vitally relevant, vitally human story of Selma – from the political battles in the halls of power to the grit and faith of people on the street to the private, inner struggles Dr. King faced – has never been seen on the movie screen.

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