Bloody Sunday

Provided By: Alabama News Network The 55th Annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee is underway in Selma. This annual event remembers Bloody Sunday and celebrates civil rights history. Bloody Sunday happened on March 7, 1965. That’s when hundreds of people marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma to call for equal voting rights. They were met […]

America has lost a warrior of the Civil Rights Movement. Amelia Boynton Robinson died today in Alabama of a massive stroke.

First daughters Malia (pictured left) and Sasha Obama weren’t in Selma, Al attending the 50th anniversary ceremony of Bloody Sunday as a family obligation for their…

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…

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…

“The day they bled for your vote” By Denise Dunbar Millions of people are getting ready to mark the 50 year anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Alabama. That’s the day marked in history as the day that hundreds of civil rights marchers and advocates were brutally attacked by Alabama State Troopers. They were attempting […]

“The day they bled for your vote” By Denise Dunbar Millions of people are getting ready to mark the 50 year anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Alabama. That’s the day marked in history as the day that hundreds of civil rights marchers and advocates were brutally attacked by Alabama State Troopers. They were attempting […]

John Rankin squinted and looked toward the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. The memories from an awful day 50 years ago gathered in his…

One of the Civil Rights Movement‘s most notable figures has come forward blasting recent claims that then-President Lyndon B. Johnson spearheaded the idea behind the…

The historic “Selma to Montgomery marches,” with the first of the three protest marches known as “Bloody Sunday,” highlighted a turbulent time of the Civil…

VIA: New York Times Charles Moore, a photographer who braved physical peril to capture searing images — including lawmen using dogs and fire hoses against defenseless demonstrators — that many credit with helping to propel landmark civil rights legislation, died on Thursday in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He was 79. His daughter Michelle Moore Peel […]