Thursday, March 07, 2013

Bridgework

From the Democratic Party Facebook page:

"On this day in 1965, 600 Americans tried to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama in a peaceful protest for voting rights—but they were brutally attacked by state troopers with billy clubs and tear gas. In 2013, thousands of citizens re-creating the Bloody Sunday march were joined by the Vice President of the United States, who crossed the bridge arm-in-arm with Rep. John Lewis and others who led the fight for voting rights. We've made a tremendous amount of progress in 48 years. But even in 2013, the fight continues."
Blog-post here.

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