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  • Historian Alston Fitts on the Battle of Selma
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    Historian Alston Fitts on the Battle of Selma

    Author and historian Alston Fitts talked about the Battle of Selma and the city’s role during the Civil War. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2018 LCV Cities…

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  • Representative Terri Sewell on Selma History and Economy
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    Representative Terri Sewell on Selma History and Economy

    Representative Terri Sewell (D-AL) discussed how Selma’s history shaped her political career. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2018 LCV Cities Tour” in Selma,…

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  • Old Live Oak Cemetery
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    Old Live Oak Cemetery

    The Old Live Oak Cemetery, founded in 1829, is the final resting place of many well-known Alabamians including the state’s only Vice President William Rufus King, who also named the city of Selma. Historian Gery…

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  • Battle of Selma
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    Battle of Selma

    During the Civil War, Selma served as one of the South’s main military manufacturing centers. Benny Austin shared the reasons why Union troops targeted Selma, which fell just days before the end of the Civil…

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  • Edmund Pettus Bridge
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    Edmund Pettus Bridge

    General Edmund Pettus, the namesake for the bridge at the beginning of the route from Selma to Montgomery, was a Civil War General and two-term U.S. Senator from Alabama. John Giggie, University of Alabama…

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  • Old Cahawba Archaeological Park
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    Old Cahawba Archaeological Park

    Cahawba, located just outside of Selma, was Alabama’s first capital after achieving statehood in 1819. It became a thriving antebellum river town, until many of its wealthy residents left after the Civil…

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  • National Voting Rights Museum
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    National Voting Rights Museum

    The National Voting Rights Museum and Institute addresses the struggle of African Americans and women to obtain the right to vote. Historian Sam Walker toured the museum and discussed how Selma was integral…

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  • Selmas First African American Mayor
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    Selma's First African American Mayor

    Selma’s first African American mayor, James Perkins, Jr., discussed his political career and the impact the Civil Rights movement had on the city. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in…

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  • Brown Chapel AME Church
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    Brown Chapel AME Church

    Reverend Martin Luther King and the Southern Leadership Conference (SCLC) used Brown Chapel AME Church as a gathering space during the months leading up to the Civil Rights March. Pastor Leodis Strong talked…

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  • Selma Native Joyce Parrish ONeal Oral History Interview
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    Selma Native Joyce Parrish O'Neal Oral History Interview

    Selma native Joyce Parrish O’Neal joined the final leg of the Selma to Montgomery March with her mother and sister. She shared her stories of growing up as an African American in Selma prior to the 1965…

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  • Voting Rights March in Selma
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    Voting Rights March in Selma

    In March of 1965, civil rights activists and religious leaders marched from Selma to Montgomery to demand African Americans be given the right to vote. National Park Service Guide April Baldwin visited…

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  • American History TV in Selma Alabama
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    American History TV in Selma, Alabama

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2018 LCV Cities Tour” in Selma, Alabama, from April 21-27 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working…

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  • Thomas Jeffersons Poplar Forest
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    Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

    Thomas Jefferson built Poplar Forest as a secluded retreat from public life. Travis McDonald, director of Architectural Restoration, talked about the site’s history and goes behind the scenes of the current…

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  • Jamie Wallace on Selma Marches
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    Jamie Wallace on Selma Marches

    Reporter Jamie Wallace worked for the Selma Times-Journal from 1958-1972. Mr. Wallace recounted his coverage of the Selma marches and the role the press played during tumultuous events. C-SPAN’s Local…

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  • emMarching Through the Flameem
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    Marching Through the Flame

    In his book, Marching Through the Flame, author Henry Allen recalled his childhood in Selma and the impact of the civil rights protests. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their…

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  • Jackson Foundation and Museum
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    Jackson Foundation and Museum

    In the 1960s, Martin Luther King, Jr. often visited the Jackson family home in Selma, Alabama. It was in the family’s living room where he watched President Johnson urge Congress to pass the Voting Rights…

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  • Book TV in Selma Alabama
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    Book TV in Selma, Alabama

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2018 LCV Cities Tour” in Selma, Alabama, from April 21-27 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working…

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  • emBill Ratliffem
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    Bill Ratliff

    In his book, Bill Ratliff: A Profile in Courage, and Leadership in American Politics, author Robert Sterken examined the life and accomplishments of Texas Lieutenant Governor and State Senator Bill Ratliff.…

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  • Ella Reid Collection at the Tyler Public Library
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    Ella Reid Collection at the Tyler Public Library

    Librarian Connie Greer highlighted items from the Ella Reed Collection that tell the story of Tyler Texas' first African American Public Library. The collection is held at the Tyler Public Library.…

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  • History of Carnegie Public Library in Tyler Texas
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    History of Carnegie Public Library in Tyler, Texas

    Former Librarian Sally Harper shared the history of the Tyler Texas' Carnegie Public Library and how it served the community. Built in 1904, the library is now home to the Smith County Historical Society.…

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