Response to second march edit James Reebs death provoked mourning throughout the country, and tens of thousands held vigils in his honor. 7 More blacks would register by November, when their goal was to replace County Sheriff Jim Clark ; his opponent was Wilson Baker, for whom they had respect. The US 80 corridor has been described in an EPA summary as a "54-mile corridor of high unemployment, health issues, lower educational and economic achievements, and severe rural isolation." 131 Among the serious environmental issues identified by EPA has been the presence of active and. The crowd was inflamed and some wanted to intervene against Clark, but King ordered them back as Cooper was taken away. City of Birmingham, 388.S. 116 Overall, the Justice Department assigned registrars to six of Alabama's 24 Black Belt counties during the late 1960s, and to fewer than one-fifth of all the Southern counties covered by the Act. A b "Selma Breaking the Grip of Fear" Civil Rights Movement Veterans Are You "Qualified" to Vote? 38 That February 4, President Lyndon Johnson made his first public statement in support of the Selma campaign. By evening, several thousand marchers had reached the final campsite at the City.
President Johnson called Reebs widow and father to express his condolences (he would later invoke Reebs memory when he delivered a draft of the Voting Rights Act to Congress). "1965-President Johnson: We Shall Overcome" Civil Rights Movement Veterans History and Timeline "FBI investigating '65 killing of pro-civil rights minister", The Grio Gary May, Bending Toward Justice,. And Martin was very quietly sitting in the chair, and a tear ran down his cheek. In a later ceremony, two dozen individuals in Selma received certificates. 132 Selma, Lord, Selma (1999 the first dramatic feature film based on events surrounding the Selma to Montgomery marches, is a Disney made-for-TV movie shown on ABC television. The Society of Saint Edmund, an order of Catholics committed to alleviating poverty and promoting civil rights, were the only whites in Selma who openly supported the voting rights campaign.