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SCNTR Releases RFPs for Voting Rights Movement Education Project (VRMEP)

The Selma CNTR, in partnership with the National Parks Service (NPS), is pleased to announce that it is accepting proposals for a historian/archivist, a photographer/videographer, a web designer, and a graphic designer to support the Voting Rights Movement Education Project (VRMEP), a project funded by the NPS. VRMEP includes the collection and presentation of oral histories from Foot Soldiers involved in the Voting Rights Movement in the United States. SCNTR is seeking professional individuals to conduct research, design exhibitions, prepare educational materials, and preserve these critical resources and stories. SCNTR seeks proposals from individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. The consultant will be an independent consultant and not an employee of SCNTR.

Please click on a position to access the associated RFP. Please complete and return the RFP before the January 15th, 2022 deadline:

The History

The City of Selma, Alabama is itself a historic monument of great significance in the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement. It is the city where “Bloody Sunday” took place on March 7th 1965, when a group of about 525 African American demonstrators gathered at Browns Chapel in Selma, Alabama to demand the right to vote. They walked six blocks to Broad Street, then across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where they were met by more than 50 state troopers and a few dozen posse-men on horseback. When the demonstrators refused to turn back, they were brutally beaten. At least 17 were hospitalized, and 40 others received treatment for injuries and the effects of tear gas. The attack, which was broadcast on national television, caught the attention of millions of Americans and became a symbol of the brutal racism of the South.

Following the violence, two weeks later, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and 3,200 civil rights protesters marched the 49 miles from Selma to the state capital, Montgomery—an event that subsequently prompted Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act. This march, the Selma to Montgomery march, was a part of a series of civil rights protests in what is now known as the civil rights movement in Alabama, a state with systemically racist policies.

This project, through a series of oral histories and digital educational materials centered around civic engagement, civil rights history, and nonviolent social change, will share knowledge of the past while drawing connections to the present and the extraordinary times we live in.

To Submit:

Complete proposals must be submitted to the SCNTR by email on or before January 15th, 2022 at 11:59pm CST. All proposals must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST. Late proposals may not be considered. Proposals are to be clearly marked with the subject line "[INSERT RFP TOPIC] PROPOSAL - SCNTR VOTING RIGHTS EDUCATION PROJECT”. Please submit all materials to:

The proposal must include:

  • Cover letter and introduction including the name of the firm or individual and the name and telephone numbers of the person(s) authorized to represent the company regarding all matters related to the proposals.

  • Affirm the consultant's ability to meet the project timeline as stated previously under PROJECT SCHEDULE. Note any anticipated absences that would require modifying the schedule.

  • Proposed Scope of Work including a description of the consultant's approach, methods, and resources to be used in completing the photography/videography and nomination forms. Indicate whether the consultant will personally do the work, or subcontract the work to trained and supervised help.

  • Detailed budget including a quote for the hourly rate structure and total cost billed to the SCNTR for the completed research described by the scope of work.

  • Proposed project timeline and estimated completion date.

  • Resumes of key personnel to be completing the project for the SCNTR.

  • List of references and contact names for comparable projects.

For questions or more information contact Drew Glover:

Good luck!


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