Auburn Bloody Sunday study

This second study on Bloody Sunday builds on work done by Auburn University professors Richard Burt and Keith Hébert to save history from that day.

AUBURN, Ala. – An Auburn University project studying “Bloody Sunday” has received a federal grant that will fund workshops next summer on the infamous event.

The $189,837 grant is one of five awards in the “Landmarks of American History and Culture” category from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The project, titled “Bloody Sunday, Selma and the Long Civil Rights Movement,” is co-directed by professors Elijah Gaddis and Keith Hébert of Auburn’s Department of History.

Auburn’s grant will support a pair of week-long workshops to include 72 K-12 educators in field studies that focus on the significance of Selma in the early days of the civil rights movement. Gaddis said Auburn will begin hosting its workshops in summer of 2022 with events planned in Selma, Montgomery and Auburn.

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