Students reenact Voting Rights Act

Published 3:20 pm Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Selma Chapter of Links, Inc. hosted a “Teen Reenactment” of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 at Selma High School on Thursday.

The reenactment was held to educate the students about democracy, the history behind the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and learn about the lives of the men and women who made it all possible.

The figures portrayed by both students and community members in the presentation included, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., John Lewis, Coretta Scott King and Rosa Parks.

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The Selma High Choir provided a musical transition between speakers.

Schools that participated and attended the event included Selma High, Dallas County High, Keith High, Southside High, Meadowview Academy and Ellwood Christian Academy.

The underlying theme of the entire reenactment was to stress to students the importance of exercising their right to vote.

According to Juanda Maxwell, writer of the program and Links Inc. chairperson, there were over 500 in attendance.