2022 marked the 57th Anniversary year of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery March.
To mark this historic anniversary, advocacy organizations from across the nation came together to reenact the full Selma-to-Montgomery March beginning Sunday, March 6th – the Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee – and concluding with a rally at the Alabama State Capitol on Friday, March 11th.
The Selma-to-Montgomery March is an important landmark not just for the history of the Civil Rights Movement, but for our present reality where Black voters across the country are fighting to protect our rights and democracy. At the 1965 March, Dr. King gave his famous, “How Long? Not Long!” speech near the steps of the Capitol in Montgomery at the conclusion of the March that helped lead to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which was signed into law on August 6, 1965.
This year, Dr. King and other Civil Rights leaders’ work is as pertinent as ever, with voting rights as the focus for both the Selma-to-Montgomery March and the Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee.
To continue our movement, Black Voters Matter hosted several miles of the March on March 9th, 2022. This is our moment to ensure voting rights remain front and center at this historic event.
Take a look at our 57th Selma Recap: