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Call to Selma:18 Days of Witness & the Civil Rights Movement

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Melissa A Rosati

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Join me for a fascinating interview with Reverend Richard Leonard. Reflecting on Black History Month and social justice, Rev. Leonard discusses his personal journey as an activist.

In 1965 Rev. Martin Luther King appealed to clergy across the nation to come to Selma, Alabama, and join protestors in their struggle for voting rights. . Reverend Richard Leonard, age 37, was Minister of education at the Community Church of New York at the time he answered Dr. King's call. Leonard's journal, along with the recollections of others who shared the journey, presents Selma as a pivotal point in the advancement of civil rights.