On Sunday March 8th, Sherrilyn Ifill gave remarks at the traditional service Sunday morning at Brown Chapel AME Church, afterward participating in a symbolic march that drew an unprecedented 80,000 participants to the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The service included remarks from Attorney General Eric Holder, Martin Luther King III, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Rev. Al Sharpton among others.
Ms. Ifill’s remarks reiterated a constant refrain of the day which is while it is necessary to honor those civil rights leaders who met violence in what would become known as Bloody Sunday, voting rights 50 years are under attack and can only be redressed by an act of Congress.