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    Edmund Pettus Bridge

    General Edmund Pettus, the namesake for the bridge at the beginning of the route from Selma to Montgomery, was a Civil War General and two-term U.S. Senator from Alabama. John Giggie, University of Alabama…

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    Weekly Democratic Address

    In the weekly Democratic address Representative Terri Sewell (AL) talked about the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

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    National Action Network Pre-Inauguration Rally

    Reverend Al Sharpton and other civil rights leaders led a march on issues including voting rights, criminal justice, health care and pay equity. Following the march, a rally was held near…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for 1965 Voting Rights Marches Foot Soldiers

    2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Civil Rights Selma marches that motivated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In commemoration of the protestors, or “foot soldiers,” the Office of…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring 1963 Birmingham Bombing Victims

    House and Senate leaders posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the victims of the 1963 16th St. Baptist Church bombing. On September 15, 1963, shortly after the March on…

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    Selma March 50th Anniversary

    President Obama, Representative John Lewis (D-GA), and others participated in an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

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    Lawyers and Civil Rights

    Attorney Fred Gray, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and others spoke about the roles played by lawyers in the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Civil Rights Movement.

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    Selma March Commemorative Church Service

    Reverends Al Sharpton, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Attorney General Eric Holder, and others participated in a church service commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march from Selma to…

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    16th Street Baptist Church Bombing Commemoration Ceremony

    An official ceremony was held at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, to commemorated the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the church by segregationists on September 15,…

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