"Bloody Sunday" was one of the key events leading to passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver a commemoration speech today at 12 o'clock and tomorrow Congressman Lewis and Rev. Williams will lead the commemoration march. More than 100,000 people are expected to attend.
Today in Montgomery, Alabama, Patti LaBelle will give a concert titled "The Dream Marches On."
"5 things to know about Bloody Sunday this weekend," by the editors of USA Today, March 7, 2015, www.usatoday.com/
Selma, Alabama (1965)
National Historic Marker
By Markuskun (2007)