In March of 1965, hundreds of people joined in the nonviolent battle to secure voting rights for African Americans in the South. Their battleground? Selma, Alabama.
Teaching Tolerance invites you to honor those who fought for equality and to remind a new generation that the march must continue. We hope you’ll order our new FREE documentary, Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot, and use the viewer’s guide to teach about voting rights issues past and present.
The Selma-to-Montgomery experience is unique to the time and place in which it occurred, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take inspiration from the brave students and teachers who participated. In this spirit, we’re hosting a virtual march!
Joining the march is simple:
1) Print out this small sign, or make your own.
2) Fill in the sign (e.g., I MARCH FOR equitable education for all children!).
3) Take a photo of yourself holding your sign, and send it to email@example.com.
4) Share with your friends (and ours!) by posting to Facebook and Twitter using #imarchfor.
5) Remember to post student photos only with parent/guardian permission. Otherwise, have students take photos of the sign only (without their faces).
We’ll be posting photos throughout February and March. Thank you for your participation, and march on!
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