Marching for voting rights Selma Alabama in 1965.

The Racist History Behind The Iconic Selma Bridge

March Civil rights' marchers cross the Alabama river on the Edmund Pettus Bridge at Selma, 8 abreast. Led by Dr., this is the start of their march to Montgomery, Alabama's capital. Photo: AP in Selma, AL

President Obama, First Family Lead The Way In Historic March Across Edmund Pettus Bridge In Selma

President Obama, First Family Lead The Way In March Across Selma Bridge

President Obama Lead The Way In Historic March Across Edmund Pettus Bridge In Selma

A huge crowd came to the bridge, where 50 years ago peaceful civil rights demonstrators were attacked by armed officers. | Selma Bridge Crossing Almost Canceled Due To Large Crowd Numbers, But Demonstrators March On - BuzzFeed News

Selma Bridge Crossing Almost Canceled Due To Large Crowd Numbers, But Demonstrators March On

A huge crowd came to the bridge, where 50 years ago peaceful civil rights demonstrators were attacked by armed officers.

The Selma Times-Journal reported that local police estimated the crowd at more than 70,000.

Selma Bridge Crossing Almost Canceled Due To Large Crowd Numbers, But Demonstrators March On

The Selma Times-Journal reported that local police estimated the crowd at more than

Selma Bridge painting by Bernice Sims, (American, b. 1926),, Lot Number: 1335, Auctioneer: Treadway Toomey Auctions, Auction: Objects Online Auction, Date: October 25th, 2017 PDT Civil Rights painting from Bernice Sims's memories of working in the movement. Selma march. Memory painting. Folk art.

Selma Bridge painting by Bernice Sims, (American, b. 1926),, Lot Number: 1335, Auctioneer: Treadway Toomey Auctions, Auction: Objects Online Auction, Date: October 25th, 2017 PDT Civil Rights painting from Bernice Sims's memories of working in the movement. Selma march. Memory painting. Folk art.

Iconic Selma bridge has a racist back story

Iconic Selma bridge has a racist back story

A dusk view of the Edmund Pettus Bridge where Route 80 crosses the Alabama River on March 2015 in Selma, Alabama.

Sister Antona Ebo, a Franciscan nun who marched across the Selma Bridge in 1965

Sister Mary Antona Ebo, of the Sisters of St. Louis, talks to the media about black voting rights during a civil rights protest in Selma, Ala.

Amelia Boynton Robinson, activist beaten on Selma bridge, dies at 104 - The Washington Post

Amelia Boynton Robinson, activist beaten on Selma bridge, dies at 104

Boynton is aided by two men after she was injured when state police broke up a demonstration march in Selma, Ala. on Bloody Sunday, March

Selma bridge and the battle over its 'KKK name'.  Edmund Pettus Bridge

The campaign to rename Selma bridge

50 years after "Bloody Sunday" at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama

‘The march is not yet over,’ Obama tells crowd at foot of Selma bridge

‘The march is not yet over,’ Obama tells crowd gathered for Selma anniversary

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