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Selma celebrates 49th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" marches

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 01:06

March 10 - Churches in Montgomery, Alabama celebrate the 49th anniversary of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches, considered a pivotal moment in the the civil rights movement. Mana Rabiee reports.

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Singing in the pews.... ...inspiration from the pulpit... Sunday services at churches in Selma, Alabama were all about celebrating an important anniversary in the civil rights movement: ...the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery that came to be known as "Bloody Sunday". "Our country is a better country and we are a better people as we celebrate (clapping)." "By bringing people from the north, people from the west, to the south to see what's going on, to now be welcome in the city of Selma fifty years later, it's a testament to the fortitude of the people in this part of the country that they're not going back." They packed the churches and even stood outside to pay tribute to the message of Martin Luther King. "The major concern with this here is to keep Dr. King's dream alive. Because the younger generation today, they just don't have an idea of the struggles, the sacrifices that we made to open doors and stuff like that so they would have the opportunities that they have today." They're already looking forward to next year, when they can mark the 50th jubilee of the historic marches from Selma.

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Selma celebrates 49th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" marches

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 01:06