Fifty-five years ago, on March 7, 1965, the events of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Ala., forever changed the civil rights movement and the life of Rep. John Lewis. He recalled his experience in 1985 for the landmark documentary series “Eyes on the Prize.” Lewis’ interviews, along with those of Sheriff James Clark, Gov. George Wallace and others, are available online through Washington University Libraries’ Film and Media Archive.
Washington University Libraries has created a fully searchable digital resource that brings invaluable oral history about the Great Depression within reach. Authors Maya Angelou and Gore Vidal, longtime New York Times political reporter Warren Moscow and the grandson of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt are among those interviewed.
Events include film screening of “Eyes on the Prize” and a panel discussion about the series; a keynote address by Robert Moses; and an exhibition in Olin Library.