Iconic Selma bridge has a racist back story

Iconic Selma bridge has a racist back story

How the Design of a Selma Bridge Became a Metaphor for the Civil Rights Movement

Marching for voting rights Selma Alabama in 1965.

The Racist History Behind The Iconic Selma Bridge

In this March photo, civil rights marchers cross the Alabama River on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., toward the state capital of Montgomery.

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.

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

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

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 w/ Sen. John Lewis march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge Selma, Alabama later)

John Lewis: 'Bloody Sunday' Anniversary Commemorated With March Across Selma Bridge

Thousands March On Selma Bridge To Mark 'Bloody Sunday'

John Lewis: 'Bloody Sunday' Anniversary Commemorated With March Across Selma Bridge

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

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

Billboard honoring KKK founder on display near Selma bridge on anniversary of historic march- http://getmybuzzup.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/431339-thumb.jpg- http://getmybuzzup.com/billboard-honoring-kkk-founder/- By theGrio This weekend, the president himself will be in Selma, Alabama, to commemorate 50 years since the historic march and Bloody Sunday. But just within sight of the historic site is a billboard commemorating KKK founder Nathan Bedford Forrest. The billboar

Billboard honoring KKK founder on display near Selma bridge on anniversary of historic march - theGrio

Bloody Sunday Anniversary Commemorated With March Across Selma Bridge

Thousands March On Selma Bridge To Mark 'Bloody Sunday'

, March 8 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people paraded across a Selma, Alabama bridge on Sunday to commemorate the 1965 "Bloody Sunday" mar.

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

KKK founder remembered in billboard at the foot of Selma bridge | Daily Mail Online

KKK founder remembered in billboard at the foot of Selma bridge

Moving vintage photographs capture the tension, tenderness and violence of Bloody Sunday marches in Selma 50 years ago

Rosa Parks (her rights) Visitors walk across the Edmund after a former Confederate brigadier general -- the arch bridge later became the site of Bloody Sunday, the day in March 1965 when 600 civil rights marchers were attacked by police with billy clubs and tear gas.

50 States, 50 Landmarks

Visitors walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Built in 1940 -- and named after a former Confederate brigadier general -- the arch bridge later became the site of Bloody Sunday, the day in March 1965 when 600 civil.

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

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

KKK founder remembered in billboard at the foot of Selma bridge

KKK founder remembered in billboard at the foot of Selma bridge

Today, the President will commemorate the hundreds of people brutally attacked on a bridge in Selma 50 years ago during a peaceful protest for racial equality.

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