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Threats to Voting Rights Remain, Selma Gathering Is Told
Sherrilyn Ifill, the president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc., urged listeners to call their representatives in Congress. “Tell them you demand a hearing on an amendment to the Voting Rights Act,” she said.
Following stirring remarks by President Barack Obama and Congressman John Lewis near the Edmund Pettus Bridge - site of one of the most horrific events in American history - LDF hosted a Unity reception at Brown AME Chapel in Selma, Alabama.
50 Years After Selma, African Americans In Alabama Say:
‘Hell No, We’re Not Going Back’