Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot uses an effective combination of historic footage, interviews, photos, and dramatic drawings (like a graphic novel) of selected scenes — all to a freedom song soundtrack.
Many of the key points referenced in the Zinn Education Project article by Emilye Crosby, “Ten Things You Should Know About Selma Before You See the Film,” are included in this classroom-friendly documentary.
As with all Learning for Justice films, Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot is free for teachers. Request a copy.
For middle and high school.