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.
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