- Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
- Sheyann Webb
- Contributor to Resource:
- Webb, Sheyann
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). Libraries. Special Collections
- Henry Hampton Collection, Washington University Libraries, Saint Louis, Missouri.
- Date of Original:
- 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
African Americans--Violence against--Alabama
Birmingham (Ala.)--Race relations
African Americans--Politics and government
- Webb, Sheyann
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
- United States, Alabama, Dallas County, 32.32597, -87.10648
United States, Alabama, Dallas County, Selma, 32.40736, -87.0211
- instructional materials
oral histories (literary works)
- 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.
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- Rights Holder:
- 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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- Contributing Institution:
- WGBH Educational Foundation