As a young Mercy sister in 1965, Patricia McCann did not hesitate the day she saw a letter from John Lewis and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, requesting that college students come to Alabama.
In 1965, as a young Loretto sister, Judith Baenen flew with a Kansas City contingency of Catholics to bear witness to the events in Selma. Now a Loretto co-member, she reflects on her experience 50 years later.
Q&A - St. Joseph Sr. Barbara Lum, who tended to the late Rep. John Lewis on Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama, in 1965, talks to GSR about the Black Lives Matter movement and what she would say to young activists today.
As a young Sister of Loretto, Christine Nava served as the Webster College librarian. Then she made a significant choice in her religious life. Traveling to Selma, Alabama, to participate in a 1965 march for voting rights was "a natural consequence of what we were doing."