"In Selma, I was involved in a tragic incident which turned into a tipping point for the passage of the Voting Rights law."
Clark Olsen was one of two Unitarian Universalist ministers who was with fellow minister James Reeb when he was attacked by a group of white men in Selma, Ala., in 1965. All three were white and in Selma to march for Civil Rights. Reeb died from the beating. His death drew enough attention to prompt President Lyndon Johnson to introduce the Voting Rights Act days later. Olsen turns 80 years old this month, and was 33 at the time. His photo is from March 1965.
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