Four lives were lost: Jimmie Lee Jackson, rev. James Reeb, Viola Liuzzo, and Jonathan Daniels. All four men that assaulted Reverend James Reeb were acquitted. Right after the third march concluded, Viola Liuzzo was shot by Ku Klux Klansmen who were driving past the protesters.
Throughout March of 1965, a group of demonstrators faced violence as they attempted to march from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery, Alabama, to demand the right to vote for black people. One of the pivotal days was March 7, when 17 people were injured by police, including future Congressman John Lewis.
One of the pivotal days was March 7, when 17 people were hospitalized and dozens more injured by police, including future Congressman John Lewis who suffered a fractured skull. Since that time, March 7 has been known as “Bloody Sunday.” This is thoroughly answered here. In respect to this, how many died in the march on Selma?
In early March 1965, a peaceful crowd of 600 people began a protest march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to show their support for Black voting rights. Police armed with batons, pepper spray, and guns attacked the marchers on Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge in a violent assault that came to be known as “Bloody Sunday.”
On 25 March 1965, Martin Luther King led thousands of nonviolent demonstrators to the steps of the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, after a 5-day, 54-mile march from Selma, Alabama, where local African Americans, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) had been campaigning for voting rights.
March 21, 1965 - About 3,200 people march out of Selma for Montgomery under the protection of federal troops. They walk about 12 miles a day and sleep in fields at night. March 25, 1965 - The ...
How many died at Selma?She died on March 25, 1965, shortly after the conclusion of the last of the three marches from Selma.She was killed by shots fired from a car of KU Flux Klansmen — who spotted a white woman and a black man in a car together — as she drove another civil rights worker from Selma to Montgomery.