Selma in the ’60s
“I can’t tell you how it is to be in the middle of all that, trying to find right answers knowing that many of the old ways were not right, looking for ways to try to resolve those issues, and for those of us in office trying to find the right answer for the people, there was no easy answer. So it got kicked around a lot. I don’t recall in that sense individual stories, but the atmosphere was just—I mean, it was just hazardous to be in that area at that time.”
–The Honorable William Jackson (Jack)
Edwards, August 23, 2012
U.S. Representative of Alabama
Alabama Delegation Reacts to Selma
The reaction of the Alabama Members after the attempted march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
Reactions to Selma
Remembering the varying responses of the citizens of Alabama to the events in Selma.