History Department

Selma to Montgomery March, 1965 -- Learning in Black and White

Louisville protest against violence in Selma


 
Logo: Learning in Black & White
 

Hanover students Ken Bierman, Judy Helms, Phil Lalonde, Ted Lester, and Pat Sepowitz traveled to Montgomery, Alabama, to participate in the last leg of the March from Selma to Montgomery  (March 25, 1965).  They heard the speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr., and others and talked to local people.

Other Hanover students participated in a Louisville protest against the violence in Selma earlier that month.

    • 2 Apr. 1965 - interview with Phil Lalonde about the group's experiences
    • 2 Apr. 1965 - Judy Helms reports on the "complexities" of race relations in the South, drawing on her recent experiences
    • 9 Apr. 1965 - a letter to the editor from a Southerner who "resents" the article by Judy Helms