March 7, 2022 marks the 57th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomey, Alabama march, known as the “Bloody Sunday.” In 1965 civil rights activists and marchers were beaten by the police while trying to march to Montgomery. The annual event, this year, took place amid growing challenges to Voting Rights that were the foundation of the march. US leaders including President Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have highlighted the importance of the day. On Sunday March 6, 2022 VP Kamala Harris visited Selma, participated in the annual Bridge Cross Jubilee, and adressed a crowd of thousands.
This is the second Selma Commemoration after the passing of John Lewis, one of the Civil Rights icons and marchers (see Selma: Commemorating the 56th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Marches; Stacey Abrams Leading the Way to Achieve John Lewis' Dream)
President Joe Biden twitted on March 6, 2022:
President Joe Biden reaffirmed that the "The battle for the soul of America has many fronts. The right to vote is the most fundamental..""
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“Today, we stand on this bridge at a different time. We again, however, find ourselves caught in between. Between injustice and justice. Between disappointment and determination … nowhere is that more clear than when it comes to the ongoing fight to secure the freedom to vote...In a moment of great uncertainty, those marches pressed forward and they crossed. We must do the same. We must lock our arms and march forward. We will not let setbacks stop us. We know that honoring the legacy of those who marched then demands that we continue to push Congress to pass federal voting rights legislation.”
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