This story in VOA was culled from the Associated Press:
The first attempt of the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965, led to police violence against peaceful African American demonstrators. The beatings, known as “Bloody Sunday,” generated anger across the nation 55 years ago this month and prompted President Lyndon Johnson to push the Voting Rights Act through Congress.
It was one of the most significant moments in U.S. history but remains almost absent from public schools’ social studies lessons.
A new online project by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University and a coalition of foundations hopes to change that.
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