Full Coverage: 50 years after the march on Selma
On March 7, 1965, Alabama state troopers blocked civil rights demonstrators who had just crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma. The troopers attacked the marchers in events that became known as “Bloody Sunday.”
Thousands of marchers, many singing “We Shall Overcome” or “This Little Light of Mine,” turned out Sunday to retrace the steps their forebears took half a century ago on the infamous Edmund Pettus Bridge.
As the column of black demonstrators in Selma, Ala., marched two by two over the Edmund Pettus Bridge, James “Spider” Martin and his camera were there to record the scene.
Kevin Murphy welled with emotion as he watched John Lewis — his newfound friend, mentor and idealistic brethren — relive one of the most painful moments of his life from half a century ago: being beaten senseless with a police nightstick as he tried to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.
There was a sense of euphoria as the crowd dispersed after President Obama’s speech at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, a site of violence and bitterness that had become one of peace and triumph.
Barbara Giles does not judge people by the color of their skin, but by the skill of their parking.
Many black residents of Selma who lived through the marches 50 years ago recall the time with a mix of nostalgia and heartbreak; they’re overjoyed that history was made but saddened by the price it extracted.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Selma marches of 1965, we will replay the inspirational words of the Rev.
The thick-lettered headline on the front page of the Los Angeles Times 50 years ago today was terse and unambiguous: “Negro Marchers Clubbed” and then, in larger type, “Melee in Selma,” over a five-column photo of a white trooper bludgeoning a downed black marcher at the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
They became iconic images of the civil rights movement: A middle-aged black woman tear-gassed and beaten and slumped unconscious on the side of the road.
Standing before the landmark Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate a historic moment in the civil rights movement, President Obama on Saturday called upon Americans to acknowledge progress the nation has made in easing racial tensions but remain vigilant for the hard work still ahead.
This is a transcript of President Obama’s remarks as delivered on the 50th anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday’ march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma.
Fifteen-year-old Briana Newberry hoisted the placard high above her head.
In preparation for the weekend’s goings-on, Selma city workers put up barricades downtown, outside Carter Drug.
President Obama will mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march in Selma, Ala., on Saturday, but he will be focused less on the past than on the future, particularly the agenda he hopes to carry out beyond his time in office.
As black Americans erupted in protest across the country last year, the St.
Tomorrow, Selma will greet the president, the dignitaries, the Civil Rights Movement survivors and various politicians hoping to grab a little notoriety in the midst of the 50th anniversary commemoration of “Bloody Sunday.”
Mississippi has been called “the South of the South” -- a place even more poor, more racially segregated and more violent than the rest of the region -- and the Mississippi Delta has been called “the Mississippi of Mississippi.”
The itinerary of a civil rights tour is essentially a long list of crime scenes.
On March 7, 1965, Charles Mauldin was a black teenager standing in the front ranks of civil rights marchers who crossed Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge only to be met by a phalanx of police and deputized members of the Ku Klux Klan who violently pushed them back.
One of the most discussed musical performances during Sunday’s Academy Awards broadcast was for the Oscar-winning song “Glory.”
Long before the Oscar-nominated “Selma” was championed as the first major motion picture about the Rev.
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