This year, we commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 50-mile march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
The events were a turning point in the civil rights movement.
Although the march took place in Alabama, people in other parts of the country, including here in the ArkLaTex, were doing whatever they could in the civil rights fight to be met with respect and eliminate discrimination.
Dr. Harry Blake, Dr., C.O. Simpkins and Maime Love Wallace were just a few of the civil rights activists and pioneers for change in the Shreveport area.
Boycotts, sit-ins and marches were some of the ways African Americans fought for racial equality.
It's hard to believe that just 50 years ago, there were citizens of this country who had fewer rights because of their skin color.
KSLA News 12 is pproudto present this special documentary, Selma: A March to Remember.
I'm James Smith.