Bloody Sunday Was 56 Years Ago Today

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Today marks the anniversary of Bloody Sunday, a march held in Selma, Alabama, in 1965 for the 600 people attacked on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. It was there that law enforcement officers beat unarmed marchers with billy clubs and sprayed them with tear gas.

The “Selma To Montgomery Voting Rights Trail” is about the three Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965 were part of the voting rights movement. It contributed to the passage that year of the Voting Rights Act, a landmark federal achievement of the Civil Rights Movement. Check out the short documentary below.

A new executive order from President Joe Biden directs federal agencies to take a series of steps to promote voting access. Biden announced the plan in a recorded address on the 56th commemoration of the 1965 incident known as “Bloody Sunday.”