Chestnut, J.L. Jr. and Julia Cass. Black in Selma: The Uncommon Life of J.L. Chestnut, Jr. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1990.
Chestnut, the first black lawyer in Alabama's Black Belt, was one of the lawyers who provided legal services to the marchers and King. He now has the state's largest black law firm.
Foreman, James. Sammy Younge, Jr.: The First Black College Student to Die in the Black Liberation Movement. New York: Grove Press, 1968.
Sammy was one of the 1,600 Tuskegee Institute students who caravanned to join marchers on their second attempt to march.
Lewis, John and Michael D'Orson. Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.
Lewis, now a U.S. Congressman (D-Ga), was chairman of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1965. Lewis chronicles SNCC's organizing efforts in Selma (1963-66) that gave impetus for the 1965 Voting Rights March. Lewis was present at all march attempts, and was at the head of the march on "Bloody Sunday" where he was brutally beaten by Alabama State Troopers.
Institute for Southern Studies. Southern Exposure 9 (1981).
Entire issue (no. 1) devoted to articles by civil and voting rights activists, several of whom were key organizers for the march. Includes a time line of significant events from 1919 to 1980.
Free At Last: A History of the Civil Rights Movement and Those Who Died in the Struggle. Montgomery: Southern Poverty Law Center, Civil Rights Education Project, 1989.
A succinct chronicle with brief biographies of those killed from 1954-1968.