Gary G. Yerkey

Gary G. Yerkey is the author of South to Selma: "Outside Agitators" and the Civil Rights March that Changed America.

The calendar tells me I’m getting old. Fifty years ago, in Selma, Alabama, I was getting educated. A college student in Wisconsin at the time, I ventured south to participate in the civil rights movement, including the voting-rights march from Selma to Montgomery that began on March 21, 1965.
March 8, 2015