Emilye Crosby: Ten Things You Should Know About Selma

Emilye Crosby’s essay on the historical background to the new film Selma has been featured in a number of different places this month.  With commemorations of the Selma to Montgomery March and the 1964 Voting Rights Act coming up later this year, Emilye’s work serves as a good critical introduction to the key issues and the ways that the civil rights movement is represented in contemporary American culture.

A short version of her essay, “Ten Things You Should Know About Selma Before You See the Film” is available here, and a longer discussion with curriculum materials and other resources for teachers in available here.

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