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Selma: 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday

David Robert Farmerie | Alabama, United States

The Edmund Pettus Bridge, in Selma, Alabama, spans the Alabama River. It is the site where the Selma to Montgomery March began - now better known as the Bloody Sunday March; a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement. The bridge’s namesake was a former Confederate brigadier general, U.S. senator, and "Grand Dragon" of the Alabama Ku Klux Klan.

On March 8, 2016 more than 20,000 people. Gathered on he main street of Selma, Alabama to make a pilgrimage walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Bloody Sunday March.

What struck me the most was that during the six hours that it took for the mass of people to inch their way across the bridge, on a hot, and humid Alabama day, there was not one incident of anger, of violence of any kind. People from all walks of life, all ethnicities, and all lifestyles came together in peace.

David Robert Farmerie


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