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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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West Virginia University Receives Donation of Artwork Depicting Racial Injustice

Harvey and Jennifer Peyton are donating a series of paintings to the Art Museum of West Virginia University that deal with racial injustice in the 1930s to the 1960s. 134 more words

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Protest at Selma: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, by David J. Garrow *****

This newly released digital version of Garrow’s outstanding, comprehensive recounting and analysis of the famous Selma demonstrations carried out by Martin Luther King Junior, other civil rights leaders, along with masses of African-American civil rights activists could not be more timely. 1,461 more words

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Selma: The 50-Year Anniversary of Bloody Sunday

By: GirlPress, Christianna D.

Fifty years ago something historic happened in Selma, Alabama.  It was a big step in the Civil Rights movement.  Black Americans were discriminated against because of their race and denied their constitutional right to vote.  409 more words

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