#MarchOn | Tenille Livingston

January 5, 2015 12:01 AM

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March 7, 1965 in Selma, Alabama, Blacks, Whites from all walks of life and age groups joined together with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in solidarity to protest for their constitutional right to vote. They were warned and told to return to their homes and churches, but refused to be defeated. This day they called "Bloody Sunday." Many were wounded and there was much bloodshed. The world and President Johnson took notice of what happened in Selma and he stated "What happened in Selma is part of a far larger movement which reaches into every section and state of America."

As the brutality and hatred attacks continued they still continued to march on. They refused to remain silent and walked hand and hand unified for justice. It was then on March 15 of 1965, eight days after the march in Selma and four days after James Reeb death, a pastor and civil rights activist of...

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