CTS Alums Recount the Selma March

Posted: August 22nd, 2013

Washington, DC
Thursday, August 22, 2013

In collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, C-SPAN3’s American History TV presents the eyewitness accounts of the men and women who carried the civil rights movement forward through the tumultuous decades of the 1950s and 1960s.

At 8pm ET on Thursday, August 22, David and Satoko Ackerman, one-time classmates of the Rev. Jesse Jackson at the Chicago Theological Seminary, who answered Dr. King’s plea for “all people of goodwill” to go to Selma, Alabama to stand against racial segregation, and who soon realized how they – a white man and a Japanese woman – were being safeguarded by those they had traveled to Alabama to protect… #leadersforthenext #cspanhistory

Read the article and learn about other installments in this series.

To view a video of the Ackerman's interview, click here.

Photo at right: CTS President Alice Hunt with CTS Alums, David and Satoko Ackerman at the 2012 CTS Alumni Gathering at People’s Church in Washington, DC.

Top Photo: Courtesy of Gary Massoni

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