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source Selma, AL — It was in 1965, fifty years ago, when the historic Selma to Montgomery March took place.  As a result, many now recognize Alabama as the birthplace of leaders with dreams as thousands came together to march for Freedom and Equality On Sunday, fifty years later, that same posture continued as hundreds […]

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    Thousands of people crowded an Alabama bridge on Sunday, many jammed shoulder to shoulder, many unable to move, to commemorate a bloody confrontation 50 years ago between police and peaceful protesters that helped bring about the 1965 Voting Rights Act. A day after President Barack Obama had walked atop the Edmund Pettus Bridge, […]

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T Two Minute Warning, shows marchers facing a line of state troopers in Selma moments before police beat the protestors on March 7, 1965. The day became known as Bloody Sunday. Spider Martin/Courtesy Tracy Martin It was a critical moment in the struggle for civil rights: the March 7, 1965 “Bloody Sunday” march in Selma, […]

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Oprah Winfrey, fellow actors from the movie “Selma” and hundreds of others marched to recall one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights movement on Sunday, the eve of the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. The remembrance comes after several incidents in which unarmed black men were killed by police in recent months, spurring […]

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 Vice President Joe Biden told a crowd gathered for the annual commemoration of Bloody Sunday in 1965 that Americans “can’t let their guard down” against attempts to restrict access to voting. Speaking before the Martin and Coretta King Unity Brunch on Sunday morning, Biden said states had passed 180 laws restricting voting, “some more pernicious […]