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Marchers Honor “Bloody Sunday”

Over the weekend, thousands of people flocked to Selma, Alabama to commemorate the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday.”

Arm in arm, the sea of marchers walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in honor of the civil rights leaders who were viciously attacked and beaten in 1965 in an attempt to gain their right to vote.

Among the participants Saturday were President Barack Obama, who delivered a moving speech, and John Lewis, the only remaining member of the “Big Six” who also spoke.

We dug up some photos from our historical archives of the Alabama marches of the 1960s to remember the trailblazers that helped paved the way. Look through our gallery, and take your hats off to some of our heroes.

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