Ancient Africa, Enslavement & Civil War Musuem, Annie Pearl Avery, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, U.S. Library of Congress

Annie Pearl Avery – “Bloody Sunday” Veteran and Civil Rights Activist Of Selma, Alabama

Annie Pearl Avery, was a civil rights activist that was born and raised in Pittsburg, Pennslyvania. In the 1960s, she worked for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and got to work directly with Martin Luther King, Junior, John Lewis, and other Civil Rights activists. Annie Pearl Avery was present, arguing with police, on “Bloody Sunday” and was prevented from crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Currently, Annie Pearl Avery works at the Ancient Africa, Enslavement & Civil War Musuem of Selma, Alabama.

Annie Pearl Avery with John Rankin in Selma, Alabama.

On May 31, 2011 Joseph Mosnier conducted an oral history interview of Ann Pearl Avery which is part of the U.S. Library of Congress Records.