Bloody Sunday memorial to honor late civil rights giants

SELMA, Ala. (AP) – This year’s commemoration of a pivotal moment in the struggle for the right to vote for African Americans will honor four civil rights giants who lost their lives in 2020, including the late U.S. Representative John Lewis. The organizers announced plans for the memorial on Monday. Rev. Joseph Lowery, CT Vivian, Attorney Bruce Boynton and Lewis are honored during the 56th Annual Memorial of Bloody Sunday, the day in 1965 when civil rights activists were brutally beaten on Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge. The four will be honored on March 7th during a “drive-in” unit breakfast in Selma. A “slow ride” over the bridge replaces the annual march over the bridge.

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