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Current Event March 10, 2015

Selma 50 Years Later


Fifty years ago, a bloody confrontation on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama exposed the nation to the racial injustice and brutality of the American South. This event paved the way for the Voting Rights Act of 1965, forcing all municipalities to allow black residents to register to vote. Listen to learn more about this historic event in the Civil Rights Movement from people who participated in Bloody Sunday.

US History II Civics/Government Race Civil RIghts

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AIR DATE: 03/02/2015


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