Selma March

President Barack Obama delivered a speech in Selma, Al today to mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march known as “Bloody Sunday”. On March 7, 1965, police attacked demonstrators who attempted to cross the Edmund Pettus bridge to protest African-Americans who were denied the right to vote. The country’s first African-American president led the ceremony […]

Georgia Rep. John Lewis was just 25 years old when he made history. 50 years ago on March 7, 1965, the then head of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Lewis and the late Reverend Hosea Williams of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) led the march over Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge to protest the voting rights of […]