The marches from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery are credited with leading to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, according to Wikipedia.
As with so much from the Civil Rights Movement, people paid a high price to win that right. The first of three marches has become known as “bloody Sunday.” 600 people were attacked by police with billy clubs and tear gas.
8 Asians reports that among those marchers was a Nisei student from Monrovia, CA who was injured in the violent confrontation. The marcher was never identified by name, but his injury was reported on by the Pacific Citizen and in a television news report from Selma.
The Japanese American Citizens League is hoping to track down this student and would like to invite him to participate in the 50th anniversary commemoration of that march next year.
Anyone with information about the unknown Nisei should contact Priscilla Ouchida, Executive Director of JACL, at 202-223-1240 or pouchida@.