At 50th Anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" Peace Feels Less Certain
by Mark Holan
A hometown headline 50 years ago introduced the author to the Troubles in Northern Ireland; at the anniversary of Derry's "Bloody Sunday" a hard-won peace feels precarious.
Project Seeks to Name the Foot Soldiers of Selma's Bloody Sunday
Auburn University professors Richard Burt and Keith Hebert, working with a group of honors college students, have established a Facebook page where people can look through photographs of March 7, 1965, and identify themselves or others in the black-and-white images.
SOURCE: The Guardian
On the Anniversary of Selma We are Sadly Reminded: Voting Rights are Still Imperiled
by Elliott Smith
The legacy of sacrifice by voting rights activists like Amelia Boynton is being imperiled by a wave of state voter suppression laws.
Auburn Professors Working to Preserve History of Selma’s ‘Bloody Sunday’
Richard Burt and Keith Hébert are leading a team of researchers to preserve the site of the historic attack on voting rights marchers by Alabama State Troopers on March 7, 1965, hoping that a better-preserved public monument will clear up misperceptions of the day's events.
SOURCE: Irish Times
Bloody Sunday, 1920: Too Many Historians Spoil the Doc
A documentary on a 1920 massacre of Irish sporting spectators in retaliation for the killing of British intelligence officers suffers from having too many talking heads in too short a running time, says a reviewer.
SOURCE: Washington Post
Why a 1972 Northern Ireland murder matters so much to historians
by Donald M. Beaudette and Laura Weinstein
A recent trial is an example of when historical truth and legal accountability diverge.
SOURCE: Harvard Gazette
Harvard’s Drew Faust remembers when she decided to march in Selma
She skipped her exams to participate.
Fifty Years After Bloody Sunday in Selma, Everything and Nothing Has Changed
by Ari Berman
The laws are different, but racism persists.
SOURCE: The Daily Beast
The Riot That Sparked the Selma March
by Gary May
The racist violence in Selma, Alabama, 50 years ago lives in history as ‘‘Bloody Sunday,’’ but do not forget the February night of vigilantism in Marion that inspired the Selma March.
SOURCE: USA Today
'Bloody Sunday' altered history of a horrified nation
Photos of that terrible day were seen around the world. Historians credit the beatings, and the public outrage that followed, as a catalyst for the passage of the Voting Rights Act.
The 1905 "Bloody Sunday" Showdown in Russia
by Bruce Chadwick
NevaNew York Public Theater425 Lafayette StreetNew York, N.Y.If you can sit through the dreadfully dull and dreary first thirty minutes of Neva, Chilean writer Guillermo Calderon’s drama about the January 22, 1905 massacre that later brought about the 1905 revolution in Russia, you will see a pretty good play.The start of the short play, which opened last week, finds two actors in St. Petersburg greeting their new acting company colleague, Olga Knipper, the widow of recently buried Russian writing great Anton Chekhov. She has come to the jewel of Russia to re-start her acting career. The trio talks about the work they are doing and it is casually mentioned that the tsar’s troops have shot down several thousand street protestors, killing about a thousand of them, in another part of town. No one pays much attention and the play rehearsal drones on, endlessly. There does not seem to be any point to it beyond reminding people that Chekhov’s wife had talent, too.
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