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Edmund Pettus Bridge

File photo of the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Selma, Alabama. (credit: Stephen Alvarez/Getty Images)

Selma, Ala. Honors Anniversary Of ‘Bloody Sunday’

Speakers at the commemoration Sunday of a key event in African Americans’ fight for voting rights urged Congress to resurrect the requirement that many southern states get federal approval for changes in election laws.

03/09/2014

File photo of Vice President Joe Biden. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Biden: Selma Beatings Shaped Him, Nation

Vice President Joe Biden said nothing shaped his consciousness more than seeing TV footage of voting rights marchers being beaten by state troopers on Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965.

03/03/2013

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