Bloody Sunday

After making strides at Howard University by advocating for better campus conditions, then rallying on a Texas bus tour to build voting power ahead of the primary election, Black Voters Matter will set off next to honor the 57th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" by reenacting the journey on a weeklong march.

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RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — The first attempt of the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965, led to police violence against peaceful African American demonstrators. The beatings, known as “Bloody Sunday,” generated anger across the nation 55 years ago this month and prompted President Lyndon Johnson to push the Voting Rights Act […]

MARION, Ala. (AP) — Della Simpson Maynor remembers the mounted police officer cracking her elbow with a baton. She recalls the panicked marchers unable to escape the onslaught, and the scuffle between officers and a young church deacon who was trying to protect his mother and grandfather. Most of all, she remembers the gunshot. LIKE […]

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Several members of Congress joined civil rights activists and others Sunday afternoon for the annual commemoration of a day of racial violence in Selma dating to 1965. A bipartisan group including Rep. John Lewis of Georgia led the crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge. It was to recall “Bloody Sunday,” when […]

Amelia Boynton Robinson passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 104, and the nation is mourning one of the most storied individuals from the Civil Rights Movement. Boynton Robinson’s dedication to the voting rights and equality for southern Blacks and all African-Americans has been well-documented, and her iconic image from the “Bloody Sunday” event […]

President Barack Obama delivered a speech in Selma, Al today to mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march known as “Bloody Sunday”. On…

President Barack Obama delivered a speech in Selma, Al today to mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march known as “Bloody Sunday”. On…

Oprah Winfrey has made public her feelings on the recent wave of protests following the Michael Brown and Eric Garner police shootings. At the New York premiere of Selma starring David Oyewolo (The Butler) and directed by Ava DuVernay which Winfrey makes a cameo in and producers, Winfrey talked about the timing of the movie […]

Activist and civil rights pioneer Amelia Boynton Robinson is truly a living legend. In one of the most horrific examples of hatred in the Civil Rights Movement, Robinson was beaten and left for dead in the event known around the world as “Bloody Sunday.” Robinson, a longtime champion of equal rights for women before she […]