Catawba Valley Community College students experience civil rights advocates’ ‘Bloody Sunday’ march in Selma

By John Bailey, Hickory Daily Record

Selma - Submitted Photo

There were no billy clubs or tear gas, but students from Catawba Valley Community College had the opportunity to walk the same steps supporters of the civil rights movement took during the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” march in Selma, Ala.

Richard Eller’s CVCC African-American History Class focused on giving students a chance to go beyond the headlines of that time.

For the eighth year, Eller took his students to the annual memorial celebration of the March 7, 1965 march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.

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