SARAH CARTER CRAIG receives the:
Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell, a native of Selma, Alabama and a member of the U. S. House of Representative who represents the 7th Congressional District in Alabama stated the following:
“Our district is the birthplace of the fight for civil and voting rights in America. In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches, I sponsored a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal—the highest civilian honor that Congress can bestow—to the brave Foot Soldiers who participated in the 1965 marches. The Alabama delegation stood as one to secure unanimous support for this legislation and President Obama signed this bipartisan bill into law on the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday on March 7, 2015. The Congressional Gold Medal should serve as an enduring reminder of the sacrifices made so that all Americans can exercise the most fundamental right granted by the Constitution.”
Sarah Carter Craig is one of the teachers featured in a documentary, “Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot”, produced by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and Bill Brummel Productions, Inc., a Hollywood production company. The main focus of the film is on the students and teachers who participated in the Civil Rights Movement in Selma in 1965 for the right to vote. Sarah Carter Craig was interviewed in Selma for the documentary, when the production company went there in 2014. Her name, Sarah Carter Craig, appears on the screen. The words spoken by Octavia Spencer, who narrates, are what Sarah Carter Craig said during the interview. Although Sarah Carter Craig does not appear in the film, her words are in the film. The purpose of the documentary is to teach tolerance and enlighten the youth about the historical significance of the 1965 marches. The documentary was an official part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of Bloody Sunday and premiered on Saturday March 7, 2014 at the Performing Arts Center in Montgomery, Alabama. Sarah Carter Craig was able to attend the premiere, with her daughter, Vicki.
The film is very powerful and dynamic. We hope to show the film at the 2016 family reunion.