'Bloody Sunday' Remembered in Light of New Voting Laws - Articles

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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Mar 10, 2014

Thousands of people gathered in Selma, Ala., on Sunday to honor the 49th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," when civil rights marchers were beaten by law enforcement officers on the city's Edmund Pettus Bridge. Outrage over the melee helped galvanize support for the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Speakers at the annual event, including the son of Martin Luther King, put the focus on the death of the preclearance provision and a slate of new voting laws, including photo voter ID requirements, being rolled out across the country. The Times Free Press has the story and a picture.