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Senator Hilary Clinton spoke as part of a commemoration of “Bloody Sunday.” The annual “Bridge Crossing Jubilee” commemorates the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery… read more

Senator Hilary Clinton spoke as part of a commemoration of “Bloody Sunday.”

The annual “Bridge Crossing Jubilee” commemorates the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march. State troopers and county sheriff’s deputies used billy clubs and tear gas to turn back marchers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma on March 7, 1965 -- an attack that became known as “Bloody Sunday.” National reaction to the attack helped galvanize support for minority voting rights, leading to the passage of the Voting Rights Act. Senator Clinton spoke at the First Baptist Church which was used as an organizing headquarters. close

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Program ID:
196941-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Selma, Alabama, United States
First Aired:
Mar 04, 2007 | 1:53pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Mar 04, 2007 | 10:09pm EST | C-SPAN 1

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  • Mar 04, 2007 | 1:53pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 04, 2007 | 10:09pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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