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
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The daughters of two major figures of the civil rights era, Martin Luther King Jr. and former Alabama Gov. George Wallace, shared a stage on the steps of the Alabama Capitol on Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march. 501 more words
It’s been a tough week for race relations in America. Saturday, March 7 began with a march, led by President Obama and Representative John Lewis, across the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the day 600 voting rights demonstrators, led by Dr. 1,136 more words