Bloody Sunday – 50 Years Later

 

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          Edmund Pettus

Edmund who?

Watching the 50th anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma,  Alabama, I wondered who Edmund Pettus was.  So I looked it up.

He was, according to Wikipedia, “…a former Confederate brigadier general, U.S. Senator from Alabama and Grand Dragon of the Alabama Ku Klux Klan.”  And today the nation’s first African-American president walked across the Pettus Bridge following a speech commemorating the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Food for thought.

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