Sisters of Selma: Bearing Witness for Change

Catholic nuns helped make Selma a turning point for the civil rights movement and change the role of the Catholic church in America.

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Premiere Date
February 1, 2007
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call

Jayasri Majumdar Hart

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The Film

During the bloody marches of 1965 in Selma, Alabama, a startling new group of leaders joined the battle for civil rights: African American and white Catholic nuns. Nine nuns look back at the events that changed their lives and helped make Selma a turning point for Martin Luther King's movement and for religious Americans.