Month: March 2015

Try to tell a 6-year-old about Selma

Television news reports have shown old video footage of the original marchers trying to make it across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The footage all ends the same way, of course: men and women beaten about the head and face, falling as the blows rain down. How do I explain that march fifty years ago to…
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Fifty years after Selma

Historians refer to that day fifty years ago as “Bloody Sunday” because of the indelible images of brave men and women beaten to their knees — some knocked unconscious — as they tried to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. It hardly seems possible, now, that they were attacked so viciously for something that seems…
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