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Selma



  • Dropping ‘Pettus’ Is a Bridge Too Far

    by Jonathan Zimmerman

    Advocates of renaming the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma for John Lewis are disregarding Lewis's published thoughts on the subject. 



  • From Selma to Black Power

    by Benjamin Hedin

    Only a few miles away from where the legendary march began, a new phase of civil-rights activism gathered momentum.



  • “The American Promise” — LBJ’s Finest Hour

    by Gary May

    It is unusual when a presidential address stands the test of time. Lyndon Johnson’s “The American Promise” belongs in that special group of historic speeches. It still speaks to an America torn by racial discord and a challenge to the right to vote for all.



  • The Riot That Sparked the Selma March

    by Gary May

    The racist violence in Selma, Alabama, 50 years ago lives in history as ‘‘Bloody Sunday,’’ but do not forget the February night of vigilantism in Marion that inspired the Selma March.