Superintendent @ATLsuper , my sister from Selma, I am so proud of you. You are a leader. You are a doer. You do the hard, necessary work to educate, protect, and inspire our young people. Keep getting in and #goodtroublebuilding the Beloved Community in APS. @apsupdate
In 2015, President Obama, Rep. John Lewis, and First Lady Michelle Obama lead a walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in remembrance of the 50th anniversary of the civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery. #MenofChange 📷:
Selma Blair looks chic and strong after undergoing grueling treatment to battle multiple sclerosis
What would you think if your child's school had this note up? Here's what parents in Selma Unified had to say
“My idea is to change hearts. I try to do that with my tours. I truly believe it’s every generation’s responsibility to make the world a better place than they found it.” JoAnne Bland brings history to life in Selma.
54 years ago today, we were beaten, tear gassed, trampled by horses, and left bloody on that bridge in Selma. But we cannot rest. We cannot become weary. We must honor those who gave their lives for the right to vote. We must continue to find a way to get in the way. #goodtrouble
53 years ago today, the Voting Rights Act was signed into law by President Johnson. I shed a little blood on that bridge in Selma and friends of mine gave their lives so that no person would be denied their right to vote. Now do your part—get registered, and vote. #goodtrouble
53 years ago today, we were beaten, tear gassed, trampled by horses, and left bloody on the bridge in Selma. On this anniversary, we cannot rest. We must honor those who gave their lives for the right to vote. We must continue to find a way to get in the way. #goodtrouble
On this day in 1965, young people marched from Selma to Montgomery for the right of all citizens to vote. They marched and they triumphed. Today’s young people march for safety against guns in our streets and our classrooms. We must make sure they win again. #MarchForOurLives
This is Patricia Gaines, whose father, a liberal minister, was driven out of Selma in 1961 by Klansmen on horseback. She went back to Selma for the first time today to drive black voters to the polls.
One of the things I value about Netflix is that it distributes black work far/wide. 190 countries will get WHEN THEY SEE US. Here’s a promo for South Africa. I’ve had just one film distributed wide internationally. Not SELMA. Not WRINKLE. It was 13TH. By Netflix. That matters.
.: "I gave a little blood on that bridge in Selma. I almost died. Some of my friends and colleagues were murdered. I'm not asking any of you to give any blood. I'm just asking you to go and vote like you've never voted before."
I love Alabama. It's my father's home state. My sisters and brother live there today. I made a film about its beloved city, Selma. If you live there and love it too, please watch this. Then, vote for decency and justice. Vote #DougJones .
Dear Alabama, Remember the best of yourselves. You've done it before. Selma marches. Montgomery bus boycott. Birmingham bombing activists. Tuskegee airmen fighting for this country. Rise again. Polls open until 7pm. For complaints or questions: 866-OUR-VOTE.