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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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  • Dozens sing, march to Baltimore jail for International Women's Day

    Dozens sing, march to Baltimore jail for International Women's Day
    Dozens stood singing Sunday in the shadow of the Baltimore City Detention Center, its stone walls and barbed wire fence representing a system the protesters said had oppressed them for too long. "Well I walked down to that city jail, and I took back...
  • Celebrating Selma without fixing the Voting Rights Act dishonors the sacrifices of Bloody Sunday

    Celebrating  Selma without fixing the Voting Rights Act dishonors the sacrifices of Bloody Sunday
    Long after he had left his career as a civil rights lawyer to become a justice on the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall described his 1944 success in a case striking down all-white primary elections in Texas as his “greatest victory.” This is...
  • Santaluces High School students screen 'Selma'

    Santaluces High School students screen 'Selma'
    Thanks to 10th grade English teacher Leann Harms, students at Santaluces Community High School recently were able to have a special on-campus screening of Oprah Winfrey's latest film, "Selma." Harms emailed Ava DuVernay, the director of the film, and...
  • Restore the protections of the Voting Rights Act

    Restore the protections of the Voting Rights Act
    In his eloquent speech at the 50th anniversary of the march in Selma, Ala., President Obama did more than salute the men and women who braved “billy clubs and the chastening rod; tear gas and the trampling hoof” to demand the right to vote. He...
  • Memories of Selma and 'Bloody Sunday': 'They came with nightsticks'

    Memories of Selma and 'Bloody Sunday': 'They came with nightsticks'
    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. A white Alabama state trooper, billy club in hand, stands above her. In another photo, a young man...
  • In Selma, thousands join commemorative 'Bloody Sunday' civil rights march

    In Selma, thousands join commemorative 'Bloody Sunday' civil rights march
    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. The route was the same,...
  • Selma photographer captured history on 'Bloody Sunday'

    Selma photographer captured history on 'Bloody Sunday'
    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. It was March 7, 1965. Martin didn’t know it yet, but he was documenting one...
  • About 100 set out to retrace Selma-to-Montgomery march

    About 100 set out to retrace Selma-to-Montgomery march
    Dozens of marchers set out across Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge Monday with plans to walk to the Alabama Capitol, saying the voting rights won by blood in Selma 50 years ago are now under threat. The marchers are recreating the Selma-to-Montgomery Voting...
  • Thousands join 2nd day of Selma remembrance

    SELMA, Ala. — Joyce K. Moore had never been to Alabama before. Though she's politically active, she's not sure she's ever participated in a civil rights march either. Yet on Sunday, Moore was in Selma, nearly 1,000 miles from her home in Upper...
  • Weeklong march honoring Selma anniversary begins Monday

    Weeklong march honoring Selma anniversary begins Monday
    A march commemorating the historic "Bloody Sunday" demonstration was set to begin Monday afternoon after several speakers at the 50th anniversary commemoration pushed visitors to fight to restore the Voting Rights Act. As thousands marched across the...
  • Aurora women visit Selma to mark 50th anniversary of historic civil rights march

    Aurora women visit Selma to mark 50th anniversary of historic civil rights march
    When Angelia Hall, of Aurora, got an email in late January offering a free bus ride from Chicago to Selma, Alabama, to mark an historic civil rights event this weekend, she signed up right away. It was a good thing she did, because the next day, the bus...