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Sisters of Selma

DVD

60 minutes
Source: PBS Home Video

In 1965, Catholic nuns from across the country answered Martin Luther King's call to join the voting rights marches in Selma, Alabama. These courageous women became powerful agents of change. Nearly forty years later, they look back on the Civil Rights Movement, their role in it, and how it changed their lives.

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Poems on Immigration in the United States

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