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From Bloody Sunday to Today: the Fight for the Right to Vote

On March 7, 1965, John Lewis, Hosea Williams, and 600 civil rights marchers were viciously beaten and tear gassed by Alabama state and local police at the Edmund Pettus Bridge as they embarked on a march from Selma to Montgomery to demand voting rights. “Bloody Sunday” ignited the conscience of the nation and led to the Voting Rights Act, passed five months later.

Today the fight to ensure every eligible American has the right to vote has taken on new urgency. (read more and RSVP)

Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters



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