Commemorating Bloody Sunday: The March for Voting Rights

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Bloody Sunday Remembered

On March 7, 1965, 600 civil rights protesters demonstrating for the right of African-Americans to vote were attacked by state and local police officers who prevented them from completing their march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge from Selma to Montgomery. The violence led to the introduction of the Voting Rights Act. Each year, civil rights leaders, lawmakers and ordinary Americans journey to Alabama to mark the anniversary of what is now known as Bloody Sunday.   – Joyce Jones 

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