Thousands unite to cross Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma

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50 years ago civil rights activists in Alabama were beaten by state troopers, as they attempted to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in the city of Selma. This day is commonly known as Bloody Sunday.
On Sunday, thousands came back to re-enact the march for voting rights.
CCTV America’s Jim Spellman reported this story from Selma, Alabama.

Highlights:

  • Tens of thousands of people gathered to walk in solidarity and re-enact a pivotal point in the civil rights movement in Selma, Alabama.
  • March participants felt the march allowed them to remember the past, reflect on progress and look to the future.
Thousands unite to cross Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma

Thousands unite to cross Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma

50 years ago civil rights activists in Alabama were beaten by state troopers, as they attempted to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in the city of Selma. This day is commonly known as "Bloody Sunday". On Sunday, thousands came back to re-enact the march for voting rights. CCTV America's Jim Spellman reported this story from Selma, Alabama.