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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Selma civil rights milestone marked by first black president

    America's racial history "still casts its long shadow upon us," President Barack Obama said Saturday as he stood in solidarity and remembrance with civil rights activists whose beatings by police a half-century ago galvanized much of the nation against...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Selma, Obama inspire Evansville group

    Tavay Douglas is inspired. After hearing the nation's first black president stand in front of a Civil Rights landmark and preach about the importance of casting a ballot, the Harrison High School senior who's a year shy of being able to vote is ready....
  • 5 things about the 50th anniversary of the Selma marches

    This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," a civil rights march in which protesters were beaten, trampled and tear-gassed by police at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. On March 7, 1965, marchers were walking from Selma to the...
  • 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...
  • Sen. Whitehouse commemorates march in Selma, Alabama

    U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is traveling to Selma, Alabama, this weekend to mark the 50th anniversary of a series of civil rights marches, including one that became known as "Bloody Sunday." The Rhode Island Democrat will attend a Saturday morning...