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Cienega High School students recreate Selma March


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  • Natalie Luna Rose/Vail School District

Vail High School Students Selma March Recreated

To mark the 50th Anniversary of the March in Selma, Alabama that became the battleground for the fight for suffrage for African Americans, students at Cienega High School in Vail School District recreated the silent demonstration.

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To mark the 50th Anniversary of the March in Selma, Alabama that became the battleground for the fight for suffrage for African Americans, students at Cienega High School in Vail, Arizona recreated the the silent demonstration.

On Monday afternoon students played the roles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his wife, John Lewis, Lyndon Johnson, Jimmie Lee Jackson and Viola Liuzzo.

The African American Culture Club sponsored the march, in which students walked around the Cienega courtyard and cafeteria with more students joining in over time similar to the way the march grew 50 years ago.