‘Bloody Sunday’ Re-enactment

Reverend Al Sharpton Bloody Sunday

SELMA, Ala.­­­­ — The Rev. Al Sharpton, chief of the National Action Network and host of MSNBC’s Politics Nation, addresses the crowd on March 3 at the base of the Edmund Pettus Bridge, infamous as the site of the March 7, 1965, conflict in which armed officers attacked peaceful civil rights demonstrators attempting to march to the state capital of Montgomery. Hundreds re-enact the event known now as “Bloody Sunday.” Among them are U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer (from left), D-Md. and House Minority Whip;  U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, D-Mo. and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus; Valerie Jarrett, special assistant to President Obama; the Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder Operation PUSH; Martin Luther King III; Ethel Kennedy, widow of Bobby Kennedy; and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who was among those beaten at the bridge 47 years ago. (Photo By Willie E. Tucker Jr./WET Media Inc.)

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