Sunday marks the 56th anniversary of those marches and “Bloody Sunday,” when more than 500 demonstrators gathered on March 7, 1965, to demand the right to vote and cross Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge.
By Kat Stafford, Associated Press
The United States bid a final farewell to John Lewis in Atlanta Thursday, after more than a week of observations in his honor. A congressman and lifelong activist, Lewis endured threats, repeated imprisonment and physical violence to fight for civil…
By Judy Woodruff, Jessica Yarvin
Memorial services spread over six days starting Saturday will honor and celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis who died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The stops, across five cities, include Troy, Alabama, where…
By PBS NewsHour
Democratic presidential candidates gathered Sunday in this crucible of the civil rights movement to appeal for black support in a town where demonstrators were once beaten for marching for the right to vote.
By Jay Reeves, Associated Press
By Danica Kirka, Associated Press
The ex-paratrooper will be charged in the killings of two civil rights protesters on one of the deadliest days of the decades-long conflict in Northern Ireland.
By Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press
Several Democratic White House hopefuls are gathering at one of America’s seminal civil rights sites on Sunday to pay homage to that legacy and highlight their own connections to the movement.
By Margaret Sessa-Hawkins
Amelia Boynton Robinson, a noted civil rights activist who helped lead the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” march in Selma, Alabama, has died at the age of 104.
By Associated Press
The Bloody Sunday 50th anniversary commemoration continued Sunday with gatherings and other events in Selma before a group retraces the steps that helped secure equal voting rights 50 years ago.
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
President Barack Obama had said he was taking his daughters to Selma to "remind them of their own obligations."…
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