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 Errin Haines, Associated Press
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 Margaret Sessa-Hawkins
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 Associated Press
President Barack Obama had said he was taking his daughters to Selma to "remind them of their own obligations."…
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
When civil rights activists led a bloody protest march in Selma, Alabama on March 7, 1965 that is credited with helping to assure passage of the Voting Rights Act that year, civil rights was a top issue for…
In other news Tuesday, the death toll mounted in Kyrgyzstan as ethnic rioting aimed at minority Uzbeks continued, and British Prime Minister David Cameron apologized for the 1972 "Bloody Sunday" massacre of 13 civil rights demonstrators in Northern Ireland.
Sens. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., appeared in Selma, Ala., on Sunday to commemorate the 1965 march for civil rights. A New York Times reporter discusses the event, the first time the candidates have appeared together in the…
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