Monday, March 9, 2015

50 Year Anniversary of Selma and 'Bloody Sunday'

On March 7th, 50 years ago, civil rights activists were beaten for excising their rights to assemble and to speak freely.  What is the legacy of Selma?  How have things changed since 1965?  How have things not changed since 1965?  Write a 7 (seven) line summary and reaction to this event.  Also, reply to at least two posts from other students and remember blogging expectations.


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  1. The legacy of Selma which is about the event of Bloody Sunday where people march for their freedom. There were 600 people who march on that day and 17 were injure on that same day. Things have change such as ending discrimination, segregation, and having equal rights.My reaction to this clip is that we learn about this already, why are we talking about it again? Racism is still here and there.
    -Dat Ly

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    1. I agree with you
      -Ganga

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    2. We are talking about this because it is a historical event and we do not want history to repeat itself. - Taryana

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  2. The legacy has definitely lived on 50 years ago there was 600 were protesters this past Saturday the turn out was huge. More people are aware of this event now due to the movie and the coverage it has gotten on tv and the news. It was powerful that 50 years ago black people were fighting to get the right to vote and on Saturday our president that is both black and white was walking along side actual members.
    ---- facunda

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    1. I agree it was a powerful moment of history due to the impact of the people getting hurt.
      -Dat Ly

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    2. i agree.-saf

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    3. I agree this was very powerful- DAVEONNE Banks

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  3. The people of Selma and many more proved that if we put our minds to the things we believe in then we could eventually achieve it. Since 1965, many things changed such as the right to vote and many more. Freedoms such as that, were built on the people that fought for our rights and suffered. Its our time live in the dream they dreamed of. But there are however some things that did not change and I for one can say, some people cant stand that the world is changing
    -saf.

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    1. Good job b, I liked every word of your blog response and I hope you keep it up.
      -AAmir

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    2. I agree that it is up to us to live the dream that they dreamed of. - Tashia Walton

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    3. I agree. -Raven

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    4. I agree on "if we put our minds to the things we believe in" then we would achieve because it's the power of the people not the government.
      -Dat Ly

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  4. 70,000 people (mostly black) went on the bridge and celebrated the 50th year of the Selma bloody Sunday march. I think that it has changed a lot from now and 50 years ago. I think it has changed a lot because we can all go into any schools we want, and racism isn't as bad as before, Plus we can all use water fountains together. -Ammir

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    1. Thats a lot of people, the original march had 25,000

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    2. I agree, racism isnt as bad as before, but there really shouldnt be any racism. - Tashia

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    3. I agree, I think it has changed a lot,
      -Geraldine

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  5. Tashia Walton

    Many things have changed since 1965, but some things remain the same. Some things that remained the same is all of the killings and injustice for blacks. When they first attempted the march 50 years ago, blacks were attacked by some whites and there were shocking images of the abuse. Doing the march this time around, it was peaceful, blacks and whites were marching all together in unity for the same cause. They said 50 years ago, all of the black walked together and had to wait on one another to say chants, but this year there were independent groups leading their own chants. "Black lives matter. All lives matter!"

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    1. very well said.-saf

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    2. Very thoughtful. -Raven

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    3. agreed you made a great point some things have not changed and it's a shame.
      --fab

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    4. I agree ~Leah

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  6. Basically everything has changed over the past 50 years. I'm sure there are some things may be the same or similar, but none come to mind at the moment. There is no segregation, public racism is probably at it's all time low in our country, all legal minorities have the rights to vote, and black people are allowed in all major professional sports.Selma was not only important for the role it played in our voting rights, but it was important in showing the the country that a large group can come together as one for the right cause.-orrion

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    1. Good job my brother from another mother, is flexing on these blog responses, Great job
      -AmIr

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    2. so you wrote two posts?

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    3. I agree, I believe that segregation is at its all time low.
      -Geraldine

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  7. The legacy of Selma is that African-American people fought for the right to vote. The people march was from Selma to Montgomery for voting rights movement in 1965. While they were marching, they were attack by police men with dogs, gas, and sticks. This day is now known as Bloody Sunday on march 7, 1965 do to this moment in which shock the nation for the behavior of the state troopers.
    Manuel Valera

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  8. Basically everything has changed over the past 50 years. I'm sure there are some things may be the same or similar, but none come to mind at the moment. There is no segregation, public racism is probably at it's all time low in our country, all legal minorities have the rights to vote, and black people are allowed in all major professional sports.Selma was not only important for the role it played in our voting rights, but it was important in showing the the country that a large group can come together as one for the right cause.-orrion

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    1. so you wrote 2 posts?

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    2. I agree that a lot has changed but not everything. -UNESHA Banks

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  9. On March 7th in 1965 civil rights activists fought for the right to speak freely. After 17 deaths president Lyndon Johnson signed the civil rights. The legacy of Selma has changed, it has evolved into a better place. There have been many changes that have been made. Individuals now have the right to speak freely and act freely. President Barack Obama continues to fight for the rights of individuals. -Raven

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    1. Very well said ~Leah

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    2. I like the way you summarized . You gave good key facts without leaving out to much.
      - Domonique Swanigan

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    3. I think that it is so unfair that blacks are still fighting this whole racism act.
      -Anthony

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    4. It's kind of sad that racism is still here. I dont get why you would want to dehumanize someone. - MaiLani Pridgen

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  10. The legacy of Selma is that during the civil right movement people are waling through a bright to Montgomery. They face many problems throughout the journey. Things has been changed since 1965 is that we have much better Rights then during 1965, and we also have the right to vote if you are citizen of united states. i do not really know about how things has not changed since 1965.

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  11. The legacy that was left was a simple act to make a change. It was a risky task to take on but, no matter how risky it was it needed to be done to make a change. The things that have changed is the number of people that marched across the bridge and the impact it had on the country. Not only was there regular civilians but the president and his whole family, and people of all backgrounds and races. It wasn't just a movement for African Americans or to do a reenactment of a march 50 years ago. It was a statement to remind people where this country was and that we can't stop now even 50 years later we still have to do better. ~Leah~

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    1. I agree with you
      -Ganga

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  12. I think what they did to honor those who died for them is the right thing. There are many thing that changed since 1965. Around 1965, there were still segregation going and government said that black people had their right but they were not getting it. I also think that lots did not changed sin 1965. Now a day, black people have the same right as everyone else. All mans are treated equally.
    -Ganga

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  13. The legacy of Selma is an event that led to President Lyndon Johnson to push a voting rights act that would stand as the high-water mark of the civil rights movement. Many people have gathered to Selma to memorialize and celebrate the great racial progress. Even though there was progress, there is still discrimination.
    -Geraldine Perez

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    1. You're right there still is discrimination. Then it was because we were fighting for something they didn't want us to have, now its just because we are here. We lose people everyday most ways are strategically to get rid of us.

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  14. The Selma event was a grand moment in the US history of racism. i think somethings changed like more equal rights, and that we have lots of opportunities to do things, such as having a black man as president, but some things are just as bad being that racism is still a big thing, such as the whole Police shooting you black males, and it isnt just black people getting attacked, basically and race that isnt the victimizer's race.

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    1. police gotta get their priorities together. they dont have the right to shoot whoever causes some disturbance.

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  15. People think that SO much stuff has changed since 1965, but you gotta really look at what is happening. it's not like black people aren't still being treated like 2nd class citizens. i get that we have a black president, but really, he isnt that liked of an individual. He's done so much, but he isnt liked. why do you think that is? These cops, man these cops! why were they only beating and killing minorities? White people do stuff too, but you never hear about that type of stuff, do you? why, in 2015, do black people still have to be followed when they enter stores? though the other stereotypes are more or less gone, our generation and the generation before us are just making more stereotypes. instead of cotton picking dirt farmers, we're now welfare receiving, sex at 13, child by 15, non college going, lazy, stupid, racist (but we don't think that we can be racist) A-Holes

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    1. I agree, not much have change when it comes to raciest, sure the world have changed alot,and the that gone on changed alot. and white people are also minorities, if they want all minorities gone, then we all leave, except the natives.

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    2. You're right, racism has died down but it didn't die OUT. I honestly think it will be gone soon enough but it will take some time - MaiLani Pridgen

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  16. The legacy of Selma is strong and can still remain a important. It has changed since 1965, because if blacks were to march today it might not have the same outcome. But also in many ways it has not changed, because for example the marches in Ferguson ended pretty badly and had some similar outcomes -UNESHA BANKS

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    1. I think that over all though the legacy has continued and is still continuing today, and will not be forgotten -UNESHA banks

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    2. I like your comment and you're right it has continued but sometimes we get distracted and fall off the course that was set before us. BTW next finish it all at the same time.

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  17. The legacy of Selma is also known as Bloody Sunday, and it is an event to which people marched for freedom but many died. Since 1965, African Americans are granted a lot more freedom and opportunities. Since then there has also been an African American president. But things that haven't changed since 1965 it that there are still a lot of racist people out there.
    -Shadai

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    1. I agree things have not really changed for African Americans- Daveonne Banks

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    2. I also agree that for African Americans not many things have really changed but somewhat equal rights.
      -Anthony

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  18. Selma was a big accomplishment during the civil rights movement. It was another reminder that when a group can come together with a common goal and do what needs to be done without any violence. Since the 1960's a lot has changed rights wise but racism and segregation is still around even though it's illegal. I don't think the idea of whites being the superior race will ever go away. I believe it will always linger in the minds of some Americans.
    - Domonique Swanigan

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  19. The legacy of Selma is that it is important for us humans to stand up for whats right no matter the race.Things kind of changed but there are still racism going on. Cops are still abusing there power and blacks are still treated unfair. My reaction to this is this is very sad that people were being beating for trying to get equal rights. Its also sad that cops themselves harmed innocent people.-Daveonne Banks

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  20. I feel like not only the legacy but the impact of Selma showed the country that black people will preserver through anything. Things like this still happen today and we continue to show that we will fight through anything. The people around us become more reckless and endanger us not saying we don't endanger ourselves but they don't help the cause. The deaths of Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin go to show that we can take a loss but together we will work together to achieve a win better than ever before.

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  21. In that bloody Sunday 17 people were injured out of the 600 that marched for their rights. Things have changed since 1965 by ending segregation. Now everyone has equal rights no matter what color your skin is but there is still racism here and there. The legacy of Selma was definitely a big accomplishment.
    - Anthony

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  22. Selma.....A city, but not just any city. Selma was the "finish line" for us blacks. All that happened, the attacks and etc. all lead up to a great outcome. Freedom.... It reminded us about how evil turns into good in some cases. Selma's impact was so great that for one, there is a constant reminder of what happened. And there was a movie that covered most of what happened.

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  23. Selma's legacy was to keep civil rights in remeberance even after it was over. The way that it kept it's rememberance was bloody sunday. As you know, bloody sunday consists of a 56 mile march from Selma to montogomery, alabama. Things have changed since 1965 because it used to be one of the most racist states in the south, but that was somewhat diminished when LBJ made the Civil Rights act of 1965.

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    1. This is Mine - MaiLani Pridgen

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