Crossing the Bridge.
Selma, Alabama, March 7, 1965. A line of civil rights protestors crossed the Edmund Pettis Bridge on a march to the capital in Montgomery. Alabama State Troopers blocked their path, and the unprovoked brutality that followed shocked a nation and moved President Johnson to press for passage of a voting rights bill. We trace events leading up to "Bloody Sunday", draw on personal experiences, and provide an unique backdrop to one of America's most turbulent times.
Check out BIO’s original video series, American Freedom Stories, about the historic events of the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama, and the leaders and everyday heroes who fought to make racial equality a reality. Watch videos.
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