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Sioux Falls Atheists endorse Sisters Of Selma for showing how
courageous Nuns took a stand for desegregation in the South.

Sisters Of Selma
Bearing Witness for Change

Sisters Of Selma (2007) - 57 minutes
Sisters Of Selma at Amazon.com

After the violence of "Bloody Sunday" in 1965, Catholic sisters from around the country followed their faith to join the voting rights protests in Selma, Alabama. Never before in American history had vowed Catholic women made so public a political statement.

Risking personal safety to bring change, the sisters were themselves changed - and they tell us how. Selma's African Americans attest to the importance of Catholic clergy in their lives - and explain how it took another 35 years to become fully enfranchised.

In 2003, director Jayasri Hart reunited the nuns to view themselves and the protests on tape for the first time. Selmians, Catholic and Protestant, offer their views on the nuns' contributions to history. A powerful, affirming new story of faith and justice arises from the events we thought we knew.

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Sisters Of Selma
Bearing Witness for Change

Sioux Falls Atheists endorse Sisters Of Selma for showing how
courageous Nuns took a stand for desegregation in the South.