This March 21, 1965, file photo shows Martin Luther King, Jr. and civil rights marchers crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., heading for the capitol in Montgomery. The 50-mile march prompted Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act that struck down impediments to voting by African-Americans and ended all-white rule in the South.
This March 21, 1965, file photo shows Martin Luther King, Jr. and civil rights marchers crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., heading for the capitol in Montgomery. The 50-mile march prompted Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act that struck down impediments to voting by African-Americans and ended all-white rule in the South. ASSOCIATED PRESS
This March 21, 1965, file photo shows Martin Luther King, Jr. and civil rights marchers crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., heading for the capitol in Montgomery. The 50-mile march prompted Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act that struck down impediments to voting by African-Americans and ended all-white rule in the South. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Remembering Selma; Durham man recalls role in historic marches

February 06, 2015 12:00 AM