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Bloody Sunday Anniversary Events Planned

By Alabama Public Radio

Selma, AL – Thousands of people are expected to be in Selma for a week-long series of events that will focus on the 40th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights March. There's a Jubilee Parade and Street Festival Saturday. And the annual Jubilee Bridge Crossing of Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge will be Sunday afternoon. That crossing marks the anniversary of Bloody Sunday in 1965 when state troopers beat civil rights marchers as they crossed the bridge. Participants will also re-enact a 54-mile march through Lowndes County and into Montgomery from Monday through Friday. The march will conclude at the steps of the Alabama Capitol.

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