Friday, March 6, 2015

This is the 50th Anniversary of the March in Selma

In 1965, about 600 people got together in Selma on Sunday, March 7, to march  on the Edmund Pettus Bridge over the Alabama River to Montgomery. However, they were harassed and attacked by Alabama State troopers and local police. Over fifty people were hospitalized after this horrible incident. This was known as Bloody Sunday.

This clip may be hard to watch


Anonymous said...

I know just watching the dramatization of that in the movie Selma got me really angry.

In the 1960's cops truly earned the nickname Pigs. Because that is what they are. Even today.

Hell I can remember in the 1980's myself and friends called cops up here pigs too. You'd go by a cop and shout "I smell bacon!"

Damien said...

A dreadful time in history.

Have we learnt from it?

Not enough.

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