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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.
Janai Nelson Among Chorus of Voices with President Obama Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday3/08/15
Obama Evokes The 'Eternal Struggle' In Selma
Today in Selma, Ala., thousands are expected to participate in the symbolic crossing of the Edmund Pettis Bridge, it's part of a weekend of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday when state troopers attacked civil rights marchers. Yesterday, President Obama joined others in his own commemorative walk across the bridge. In his remarks, he pointed to Selma as a touchstone for racial progress today.
50 Years After Selma, African Americans In Alabama Say:
‘Hell No, We’re Not Going Back’