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Sheyann Webb

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Creator:Webb, Sheyann
Creator:Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). Libraries. Special Collections
Title:Sheyann Webb

Eight-year-old Sheyann Webb was among the youngest activists to demonstrate during the Civil Rights movement. In this interview, Webb recalls her decision to participate in the 1965 voting-rights march from Selma, Alabama, the resistance she encountered from her parents, and the violent force used by local officials to stop the march.

Major funding for this project is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute.

Grade range: 3-12.

A transcript of the Quicktime movie is available.

Lesson plans using this resource: Taking a stand.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials | Teaching guides | Resource units | Interviews | Oral histories | Transcripts | MovingImage
Subjects:Webb, Sheyann | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | African American girls--Alabama--Selma | African American women civil rights--Alabama--Selma | Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.) | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Selma | Civil rights movements--Alabama--Birmingham | Segregation--Alabama--Birmingham | African Americans--Violence against--Alabama | Intimidation--Alabama--Birmingham | Social justice--Alabama--Birmingham | Birmingham (Ala.)--Race relations | African Americans--Suffrage | African Americans--Politics and government | United States, Alabama, Dallas County, Selma, 32.4073589, -87.0211007 | United States, Alabama, Dallas County, 32.233214, -87.142289
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:WGBH Educational Foundation
Original Material:

Henry Hampton Collection, Washington University Libraries, Saint Louis, Missouri.

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The Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Collection is a collaborative production of WGBH Education Productions, the WGBH Media Library, and WGBH Interactive, in partnership with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Washington University in St. Louis.

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Forms part of: Teacher's Domain Civil Right Special Collection.

Persistent Link to Item:https://pbslearningmedia.org/resource/iml04.soc.ush.civil.webb/