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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bloody Sunday 50th anniversary: Thousands crowd Selma bridge

    Thousands of people crowded an Alabama bridge on Sunday, many jammed shoulder to shoulder, many unable to move, to commemorate a bloody confrontation 50 years ago between police and peaceful protesters that helped bring about the 1965 Voting Rights Act....
  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    Russian court charges 2, detains 3 others in Nemtsov killing, details of accusations unclear Five men were behind bars Sunday either charged or suspected in the killing of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, but details remained unclear in the case that has...
  • 10 Things to Know for Monday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. RUSSIA ARRESTS 5 SUSPECTS IN NEMTSOV KILLING The men are being held in connection to the shooting of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose death...
  • 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...
  • 2d day of Selma remembrance was for the masses

    SELMA, Ala. Saturday was for the dignitaries. Two presidents, two first ladies, two first daughters, leaders and foot soldiers in the civil rights movement made a slow walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, accompanied by an army of Secret Service...
  • 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...
  • Visitors to Selma bring range of views, emotions to bridge

    The people who gathered Sunday in Selma, Alabama, have a range of reasons for crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge, which remains an enduring symbol of the struggle for civil rights a half-century after marchers were beaten by law officers. Here's a look...