Vice President Harris to mark ‘Bloody Sunday’ anniversary in Selma

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The images of violence at the Edmund Pettus Bridge — originally named for a Confederate general — shocked the nation and helped galvanize support for passage of the Voting Rights Act, which struck down impediments to voting by African-Americans and ended all-white rule in the American South. visited last year. Both used their past speeches to stress the importance of voting rights and decry what they called Republican-led efforts to undermine them.

The annual commemoration has become a regular stop for politicians to pay homage to the fight for voting rights in America and to at Selma’s historic Brown Chapel AME Church hours after strong support from Black voters in South Carolina lifted Biden to his first primary victory. He also visited the city Amsterdam News is renowned for its reporting of the news of the day from a Black perspective for 113 years.


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