• Alabama April 6, 2022 2:54 pm

    Alabama Plan Advances to Alter Name of Edmund Pettus Bridge

    Alabama lawmakers have advanced legislation to alter the name of Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge to honor those beaten as they marched for civil rights in 1965

  • John Lewis July 27, 2020 10:43 am

    His Final Journey: John Lewis' Last Trek Across Edmund Pettus Bridge

    A horse-drawn carriage carried John Lewis over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, marking the final procession for the civil rights icon over the bridge he’s forever linked to in history.

  • John Lewis July 27, 2020 10:54 am

    Son of Alabama: Movement to Rename ‘Bloody Sunday' Bridge After John Lewis Swells

    In life, Michael Starr Hopkins only had an opportunity to meet civil rights legend John Lewis in passing. He’d been to events that Lewis had attended. He even shook his hand once or twice and exchanged a few words. But following his death, Hopkins efforts may go a long way to create yet another legacy for the ‘Boy from...

  • John Lewis July 17, 2020 9:04 pm

    Rep. John Lewis Dies at 80

    The U.S. congressman died Friday, a source has told NBC News.

  • Selma July 3, 2020 11:51 am

    Move to Rename ‘Bloody Sunday' Bridge Has Critics in Selma

    Residents in the landmark civil rights city of Selma, Alabama, are among the critics of a bid to rename the historic bridge where voting rights marchers were beaten in 1965

  • DONALD TRUMP March 2, 2019 6:53 pm

    Bernie Sanders Kicks Off Presidential Campaign in Hometown

    Senator Bernie Sanders held his first presidential campaign rally at Brooklyn College, where he claimed he expects to win the Democratic nomination.

  • DONALD TRUMP March 2, 2019 6:00 pm

    Sanders Makes 2020 Launch Official as Trump Mocks Democrats

    As the number of Democrats running for president grows, the 2020 hopefuls fanned out across several early-voting states over the weekend and met with voters in some of the states that will have an early say in determining the nominee. Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Sherrod Brown of Ohio were in South Carolina, site of the South’s first...

  • DONALD TRUMP March 2, 2019 6:01 pm

    Back in Brooklyn, Sanders Predicts White House Win in 2020

    Sen. Bernie Sanders kicked off his presidential campaign Saturday miles from the rent-controlled apartment where he grew up in Brooklyn and forcefully made the case that he is nothing like fellow New Yorker Donald Trump, proclaiming himself the Democrat best prepared to beat the incumbent in 2020. “My experience as a child, living in a family that struggled economically, powerfully...

  • georgia July 29, 2018 11:18 pm

    Rep. John Lewis Released From Hospital

    Civil rights icon and U.S. Rep. John Lewis was hospitalized Saturday night for undisclosed reasons. Lewis’ spokeswoman Brenda Jones told The Associated Press on Sunday evening that the 78-year-old Georgia congressman had been released from the hospital. All tests were completed and the doctors gave him “a clean bill of health.” She says Lewis thanks everyone “who shared their thoughts,...

  • California March 19, 2018 2:00 pm

    Alabama's ‘Bloody Sunday' Racial Violence of 1965 Remembered

    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 voting rights protesters were attacked by police as they...

  • NBC March 5, 2017 3:48 pm

    RAW: Selma Anniversary March

    Sunday marks the 52nd anniversary of the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge over the Alabama River in Selma. On March 7, 1965, African-Americans seeking voting rights launched a march across the bridge en route to Montgomery but were attacked by police. That violent episode became known as “Bloody Sunday.”

  • President March 6, 2017 12:12 am

    Selma Re-Enacts Civil Rights March 52 Years Later

    Throngs of people converged in the city of Selma, Alabama, for the annual re-enactment of a key event in the civil rights movement....
    Sunday marks the 52nd anniversary of the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge over the Alabama River in Selma. On March 7, 1965, African-Americans seeking voting rights launched a march across the bridge en route to Montgomery but...

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