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NAACP Begins 860-Mile Justice March From Selma to Washington D.C.

NAACP leaders on Saturday kicked off a 40-day “Journey for Justice” march across the South, beginning with a rally in Selma, Ala., a city that played a pivotal role in the the 1960s civil rights movement, according to  228 more words

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CBS Profiles Congressman Lewis's MARCH At Comic-Con And The Youth He's Inspiring

CBS This Morning featured an amazing segment on the award-winning March series created by Congressman John LewisAndrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, calling Lewis a “civil rights superhero.”

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Selma (December 25, 2014)

Selma recounts the events that led to the famed civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, AL.   Met with brutal force on the Edmund Pettus bridge the first time they tried to march (March 7, 1965- bloody Sunday), this determined group of African Americans garnered international attention.   85 more words

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Edmund Pettus Bridge - Home to Bloody Sunday, Could Be Renamed

{Dallas, TX – June 4th, 2015}

The Edmund Pettus Bridge is a bridge that carries U.S. Route 80 across the Alabama River in Selma, Alabama .  174 more words

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Oh Glory! Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge May Be Renamed

Edmund Pettus Bridge, site of 1965’s Bloody Sunday and the subsequent Selma-to-Montgomery March, may get a new name. The person who the bridge was named after, Edmund Pettus, was a U.S. 239 more words

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Alabama Senate seeks to rename Edmund Pettus Bridge as Journey to Freedom Bridge

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama senators took a step toward renaming Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge, a historic site in the voting rights movement that also bears the name of a Ku Klux Klan officer. 134 more words

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Emory University School of Law to Name an Endowed Chair in Honor of John Lewis

The Emory University School of Law has announced that it is establishing an endowed chair to honor civil rights legend and Georgia Congressman John Lewis. The… 249 more words

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