'Selma' screenings in namesake city prompts old memories, concern

January 15, 2015 4:15 PM

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Vera Booker recalls Bloody Sunday as if it happened last week. A 29-year-old-nurse in 1965, Booker was relishing some rare time off that fraught March weekend. Then the call came.

Black protesters had been beaten up by a white police force at Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge, she was told; could she hurry in to her job at Good Samaritan Hospital to help treat the victims?

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