SELMA, ALA–An unforgettable moment in history as thousands marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama for the 54th annual Selma Bridge Jubilee Crossing and “Bloody Sunday”.
The Arkansas Martin Luther King Jr. Commission and Fox 16’s Re’Chelle Turner traveled to Alabama for the event.
“No justice no peace,” chants from the crowd.
Protesting for change.
“Because the power of people won’t stop,” chants from the crowd.
People voiced their concerns about voting rights.
“I’m walking in the same steps that so many people have walked in,” Quadriyyah Abdul-Aziz said.
The march was meaningful to thousands of people.
“I think it’s so powerful” Quadriyyah Abdul-Aziz said.
Some people lied on the ground of The Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.
“It means that Martin Luther Kings message was heard not because it was loud but because it was clear,” Bernard Lafayette Jr. said.
On Sunday, thousands of people from across the U.S commemorated “Bloody Sunday”, the 1965 civil rights march in which protesters were beaten and tear gassed by police.
“It’s important. It’s important because it’s ground zero for why we get to vote,” Demark Liggins said.
The weather didn’t stop people from marching and enjoying the festivites
“If the troops didn’t stop them then a little bit of water shouldn’t stop us,” Demark Liggins said.
Millennials say it’s a step forward in history.
“54 years ago people didn’t think this was possible,” Quadriyyah Abdul-Aziz said.
The Arkansas Martin Luther King Jr. Commission marched in style.
People say they’re already looking forward to next year.
“It’s possible for blacks people, white people, orange and purple people to walk together and be together in harmony,” Quadriyyah Abdul-Aziz said.