Grant Group Travels to Selma, Alabama
Several staff and students travel to Selma, Alabama to participate in the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge and learn about the historic event
In 1965, the eyes of the nation watched as thousands of ordinary people took to the streets of Selma to march for voting rights.
On March 7, 1965
Reverend Hosea Williams and John Lewis stepped from the pulpit of Brown Chapel Church and led a group of 600 toward Montgomery. After just six blocks, when they crossed the now infamous Edmund Pettus Bridge over the Alabama River, Sheriff Jimmy Clark’s deputies and state troopers dispatched by Gov. Wallace attacked the group with nightsticks and tear gas, injuring dozens. The violence stopped the marchers’ first attempt, but they would not be silenced or stopped for good.
Selma to Montgomery 50 Years Later (1965-2015)
We've created this page in appreciation of Doug Winn for organizing this annual trip for Grant High School since 2007.
2015 - Staff: Richard Brown, Doug Winn, Kate Brandy, Brian Samore