background vocals 17. THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE Although technically blacks had the right to vote based on the 15thamendment, the reality of the situation was much different. Poll taxes, literacy tests, and other red tape made the right to vote unattainable for blacks in many southern states. Selma, Alabama was one of these places, and Martin Luther King wanted to draw national attention to the issue and led a march from Selma to Montgomery to petition Governor Wallace for their full voting rights.
Introduce Hailey Mundell to read report on the March from Selma by Jackon Polarek