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1965 Bloody Sunday March commemorated in Selma

By staff |
March 7, 2010
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Protestors on Edmund Pettus bridge
45th anniversary of the 1965 Bloody Sunday civil rights march. (Fight Back! News/Staff)
Jesse Jackson speaking at the rally
Jesse Jackson was among this year’s speakers.

Selma, AL - Thousands gathered here, Sunday, March 7, to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the 1965 Bloody Sunday civil rights march - during which women and children crossed over the Edmund Pettus bridge and were brutally attacked by police.

Jesse Jackson was among this year’s speakers. He pointed out to the crowd that while the banks got a bailout, it is Alabama that needs a bailout.

Leaflets supporting the struggle of Tuscaloosa’s Crimson Ride drivers were warmly received by the participants.

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