Thousands take a symbolic walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge Sunday in Selma, Ala. Last weekend marks the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in which protesters were beaten, trampled and tear-gassed by police, fueling the passage of the Voting Rights Act.
Thousands take a symbolic walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge Sunday in Selma, Ala. Last weekend marks the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in which protesters were beaten, trampled and tear-gassed by police, fueling the passage of the Voting Rights Act. Photos by Bill Frakes AP
Thousands take a symbolic walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge Sunday in Selma, Ala. Last weekend marks the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in which protesters were beaten, trampled and tear-gassed by police, fueling the passage of the Voting Rights Act. Photos by Bill Frakes AP

Race, history, a president, a bridge

March 09, 2015 01:40 PM