50 year anniversary of famous U.S. civil rights march

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Fifty years ago, what started as a peaceful march from Selma to Montgomery, in the U.S. state of Alabama, became known as ‘bloody Sunday’. It marked a turning point in the U.S. Civil Rights movement. CCTV’s Jay Gray filed this report.

50 year anniversary of famous U.S. civil rights march

Fifty years ago, what started as a peaceful march from Selma to Montgomery, in the U.S. state of Alabama, became known as 'bloody Sunday'. It marked a turning point in the U.S. Civil Rights movement. CCTV's Jay Gray filed this report.

Highlights:

Today in Selma, Alabama unemployment is nearly double the national average.

President Obama and former President George Bush will be a part of the jubilee celebration in Selma.

Also in Selma for the 50 year anniversary will be 85 members of the U.S. Congress.