SELMA LESSON PROMPT - LBJ and Gov Geo Wallace Meet

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SELMA LESSON PROMPT - #7 - We Shall Overcome: President Lyndon B. Johnson and Governor George Wallace Meet

Download or Stream We Shall Overcome: LBJ and Governor George Wallace Meet Lesson Prompt for the motion picture SELMA.  This clip features President Lyndon B. Johnson and Governor George Wallace meeting at the White House to discuss voting restrictions in Alabama.  This clip correlates with Lesson #7 in the SELMA Curriculum Guide.

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Prompt Question:  Why were Governor Wallace and President Johnson at odds regarding African Americans and the right to vote? How did Alabama circumvent federal law?

Run time:  1:54


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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