Selma Civil Rights March Anniversary begin this weekend
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An important moment in US history is being remember this weekend.
Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee events take place today in Selma, Alabama.
This event remembers the battles between civil rights protesters and state troopers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
The clashes which occurred on March 7, 1965 became referred to as “Blood Sunday.”
A subsequent march which went from Selma to Montgomery was headed by Doctor Martin Luther King Jr.
Georgia representative John Lewis usually leads the march on its anniversary.
However he’s not taking part this year due to his health.
The civil rights icon announced last year that he has Stage IV pancreatic cancer.
Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Amy Klobuchar are expected to be part of the event on Sunday.
Posted – 2.28.20