Thousands re-enact Selma bridge crossing

52ND ANNIVERSARY OF SELMA MARCH TO MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA

Selma, AL (WAKA) – Thousands came to Alabama this weekend to re-enact a key event in the civil rights movement.

It’s been 52 years since the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma.

On march 7, 1965, African-Americans seeking the right to vote intended to march across the bridge to Montgomery.

But they were attacked by police.

The day became known as “Bloody Sunday.”

The march is credited with later helping pass the voting rights act of 1965.

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