Thousands of marchers joined President Obama and other leaders this weekend in the small city of Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, when police violently attacked peaceful demonstrators demanding the right to vote.

The incident happened on March 7, 1965 on …read more

Source: The Lowdown

Selma 50 Years Later Shows How Far We’ve Come and How Far We Still Have to Go 10 March,2015Matthew Green

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Matthew Green is a digital media producer for KQED News. He previously produced The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog. Matthew's written for numerous Bay Area publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. He also taught journalism classes at Fremont High School in East Oakland.

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