The Impact of Bloody Sunday in Selma

Who is to blame when a peaceful protest turns deadly? Scholars research the impact of the civil rights march in Selma, better known as Bloody Sunday. The activity uses files from the FBI's investigation to help academics understand the event. Historians also discuss how the privacy of the FBI files may have impacted how they handled the case. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils read accounts from survivors of Bloody Sunday
  • Guide learners to write a newspaper article describing what happened during the march
Classroom Considerations
  • Activity requires Internet access 
Pros
  • Resource is great for Black History Month
  • Activity is easy to complete individually, in pairs, groups, or at home
Cons
  • None