50th Anniversary Of Selma March: Remembering Our History & Voting Rights Today

Selma 1965March 6, 2015 – Segment 2

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Selma march, and we take time to reflect upon the events of March 1965. Our first guest will be Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP.

Then at 10:20 we consider the history of the Selma march in relationship to the current state of voting rights. With: Andrew Aydin, Digital Director and Policy Advisor to Congressman John Lewis and co-author with Lewis of the New York Times best-selling graphic memoir trilogy, March (illustrated by Nate Powell); Dr. Barbara Harris Combs, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Southern Studies at University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture and author of From Selma to Montgomery: The Long March to Freedom; A.Adar Ayira, Project Manager of the More in the Middle Campaign for Associated Black Charities and facilitator and analyst at Baltimore Racial Justice Action, a program of Fusion Partnerships; and journalist Brentin Mock, who writes regularly for Grist about environmental justice issues.