The three Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965 were part of the Selma Voting Rights Movement and led to the passage that year of the Voting Rights Act, a landmark federal achievement of the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement. Activists publicized the three protest marches to walk the 54-mile highway from Selma to the Alabama state capital of Montgomery as showing the desire of black American citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote, in defiance of segregationist repression. Alabama State troopers attacked civil-rights demonstrators outside Selma, Alabama, on Bloody Sunday, March 7, 1965
On March 7, 2015 I joined a group march across the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas, TX. Although I live just ten minutes from the bridge, it would be forty-five minutes of driving before settling on a parking spot a quarter-mile away! Found myself being re-routed several times with a road block after another. Drove back to a an open field I initially thought too far, parked, and started running. When I arrived I found a friendly group in celebration, live band, and Dallas Police Department providing security. The group formed and began marching across the bridge chanting and singing. I found too many photo opportunities but had to choose and capture as quickly as possible. The march continued along Riverfront Blvd and up the steps of the Frank Crowley Building to a variety of speakers.
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