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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Obama marks 'Bloody Sunday' anniversary: 'Our march is not yet finished'

    Obama marks 'Bloody Sunday' anniversary: 'Our march is not yet finished'
    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...
  • 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...
  • Could a Selma-like protest happen today? Probably not

    Could a Selma-like protest happen today? Probably not
    To mark the 50th anniversary of the Selma marches of 1965, we will replay the inspirational words of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., recount the courage of the marchers in the face of police brutality and recall the shock to the conscience that led to...
  • 50 years after Selma, civil-rights issues remain: Editorial

    50 years after Selma, civil-rights issues remain: Editorial
    The timing of the 50th anniversary of the Selma civil-rights march couldn't be better. As the nation continues to grapple with problems associated with race, excessive force by police and the vote, there may be no better time to pause for a national...