Foot soldier stories: Bloody Sunday marchers talk past and present

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SELMA, Alabama — Many of the men and women alive today who were beaten with billy clubs 50 years ago on Bloody Sunday were just high school kids then, but that horrific and historic day shaped the rest of their lives

Around 500 to 600 mostly black marchers tried to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama on March 7, 1965, but were turned back by police who chased them down on horseback. They and other “foot soldiers” who were a part of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s were honored at R.B. Hudson Middle School in Selma on Saturday, the 50th anniversary of a day that changed the United States Read more…

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