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Westbrook, Brittney.


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Berea College Selma to Montgomery Oral History Collection

Identifier: RG 14-14.06
Abstract Berea students, faculty, and staff, along with many others, had previously participated in a 1964 march on the state capitol in Frankfort to lobby the Kentucky legislature to pass civil rights legislation. On March 7,1965, a small group of Bereans took part in a King-led march that had to turn back before arriving at Montgomery—during which a white minister from Boston was killed. The subsequent five-day march of March 21st through the 25th drew more than 25,000 participants. Fifty-eight...
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 2004