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 / email@example.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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
U.S. Representative John Lewis, Selma, Alabama March Story
Footage – Civil Rights March Selma Alabama 1965
Selma, Alabama Demonstrations (March 1965)
Bridge to Freedom