Video | 2013 Selma March Re-enactment: Bloody Sunday Edmund Pettus Bridge Showdown For the 1965 Voting Rights Act

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks Sunday, March 3, 2013, during the Martin and Coretta King Unity Brunch at Wallace Community College in Selma, Ala. The Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee commemorates the anniversary of the voting rights march of 1965. (Julie Bennett / jbennett@al.com)

Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, will participate in the bridge crossing. After Scalia’s harsh racial attacks on the 965 Voting Rights Act this week, Rep. John Lewis said it all this week. “WE’RE NOT THERE YET.”

Full video posted soon.

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And folks, don’t be fooled into thinking our votes as VOTERS don’t matter. The RIGHT hasn’t been spending millions upon millions of dollars to suppress/block/decimate our RIGHT TO VOTE, because they’ve got nothing or no one better to spend their money on.

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Wiki:The Edmund Pettus Bridge is a bridge that carries U.S. Highway 80 across the Alabama River in Selma, Alabama. Built in 1940, it is named for Edmund Winston Pettus, a former Confederate brigadier general and U.S. Senator from Alabama. The bridge is a steel through arch bridge with a central span of 250 feet (76 m). It is famous as the site of the conflict of Bloody Sunday on March 7, 1965, when armed officers attacked peaceful civil rights demonstrators attempting to march to the state capital of Montgomery.

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John Lewis, now a US Congressman, was severely beaten by police while leading the Selma to Montgomery march to protest voter suppression in 1965.

Video here: “WE’RE NOT THERE YET.”

Voting Rights Act of 1965

Due to the events on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the many people who came to march walked away with a huge accomplishment. The Voting Rights Act made discriminatory voting practices illegal and put a stop to the persecution of the African Americans who had been working for the cause. Section 4 of the Act ended the requirement of literacy tests in six of the Southern states. These states included: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina.[5] Section 5 stated that no one could make a change to their voting rules unless first authorized by a three-judge court, the District of Columbia, or by the Attorney General of the United States.[5]

U.S. Representative John Lewis, Selma, Alabama March Story

Footage – Civil Rights March Selma Alabama 1965

Selma, Alabama Demonstrations (March 1965)

Bridge to Freedom

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5 Responses to Video | 2013 Selma March Re-enactment: Bloody Sunday Edmund Pettus Bridge Showdown For the 1965 Voting Rights Act

  1. Mycybermap says:

    March 7th 1965, Bloody Sunday – March 7th 2016 – Peace to the Giants of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s, Peace to the writers of this story, Peace to the living Legend That is Congressman John Lewis./ There is POWER in the name of JESUS, There is Power in the BLOOD of JESUS There is a Bridge to carry us back home, just as the salmon fish need no direction Home neither do we who profess the LORD to be our Crucified Father, Ascended to the right hand of Father GOD. Our Savior, JESUS is the Bridge through the HOLY SPIRIT to LIFE ever lasting that we shall OVERCOME SOMEDAY.

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  4. rikyrah says:

    we have to remember.

    thank you for this post.

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