Photos |Blood Sunday| Edmund Pettus Bridge Re-enactment

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7 Responses to Photos |Blood Sunday| Edmund Pettus Bridge Re-enactment

  1. Ametia says:

    Biden: ‘Can’t let guard down’ against voting limits
    Brian Lyman and Sebastian Kitchen, Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser8:21p.m. EST March 3, 2013

    SELMA, Ala. — Vice President Joe Biden apologized twice Sunday — first to an audience in a college gym, then to a crowd at the foot of the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge. Both were gathered to commemorate “Bloody Sunday,” when Alabama troopers and Selma, Ala., law enforcement beat back civil rights marchers on March 7, 1965.

    “I feel a lot of guilt, like many in my generation, that I could have been here, I should have been here 48 years ago,” he said at the Martin and Coretta King Unity Brunch on Sunday morning, saying he remembered watching the scenes of troopers and deputies shooting tear gas at the nonviolent marchers, trampling them with horses and beating them with clubs. “But I wanted my daughter (and) my sister to be with me here 48 years later.”

    Biden said not coming to Selma to support the civil rights activists was one of the regrets in his life.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/03/03/bloody-sunday-selma-montgomery/1960587/

  2. Ametia says:

    revselma3312Rev. Sharpton Speaking at the Martin & Coretta Scott King Brunch in Selma, AL (3/3)

  3. Ametia says:

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    Rev. Sharpton with With US Attorney General Eric Holder at a pre-march rally in Selma,

  4. Biden Leads Selma Civil Rights March, Tells Crowd They ‘Broke The Back Of The Forces Of Evil’

    http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/03/03/biden-leads-selma-civil-rights-march-tells-crowd-they-broke-the-back-of-the-forces-of-evil/

    SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The vice president and black leaders commemorating a famous civil rights march on Sunday said efforts to diminish the impact of African-Americans’ votes haven’t stopped in the years since the 1965 Voting Rights Act added millions to Southern voter rolls.

    More than 5,000 people followed Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma’s annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee. The event commemorates the “Bloody Sunday” beating of voting rights marchers — including a young Lewis — by state troopers as they began a march to Montgomery in March 1965. The 50-mile march prompted Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act that struck down impediments to voting by African-Americans and ended all-white rule in the South.

    Biden, the first sitting vice president to participate in the annual re-enactment, said nothing shaped his consciousness more than watching TV footage of the beatings. “We saw in stark relief the rank hatred, discrimination and violence that still existed in large parts of the nation,” he said.

    Biden said marchers “broke the back of the forces of evil,” but that challenges to voting rights continue today with restrictions on early voting and voter registration drives and enactment of voter ID laws where no voter fraud has been shown.

    “We will never give up or give in,” Lewis told marchers.

  5. Ametia says:

    LIKE, LIKE, LIKE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the GALLERY, SG2!

    I Can’t imagine crossing a bridge and getting nearly clubbed to death, having dogs siced on me, and hosed down by the POLICE just for peacefully crossing a bridge.

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