Why is Voting Important? A Character Education Program
Contact: Patricia Butts, (334) 727-6390
SELMA, AL - The Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail invites you to "Why is Voting Important", a character education program. The program will take place at the Selma Interpretive Center, 2 Broad Street Selma, AL, 36703, on May 11, 2013 starting at 10:00 a.m.
The purpose of this program is to introduce children with little to no previous knowledge to the importance of voting and the local Voting Rights Movement. The program features the creation of a voting wall, which will display the works of every participant.
Although the target audience is children, all ages are more than welcome to attend. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, call (334) 872-0509 or visit www.nps.gov/semo.
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Did You Know?
On March 17, 1965, after five days of testimony, Judge Johnson granted an order authorizing the march from Selma to Montgomery. On March 21, Martin Luther King led a diverse group of 8,000 demonstrators out of Selma under the protection of 2,000 National Guard troops and federal marshals.