In March of 2015, MAPW student Princella Howard Dixon shared with the nation the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery March for Voting Rights. The Selma March is also the subject of the 2015 Academy Award- nominated film Selma. The film covers the fateful attempt of marchers to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge on “Bloody Sunday,” March 7, 1965, and the aftermath of that event. Princella, who at the time of the march was a freshman at an Iowa college, served as president for the youth division of the NAACP for the State of Iowa. She answered the call to the nation from Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) president, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and returned to Montgomery, Alabama, her native city and state.
*Princella's profile was originally featured in the English Broadside