Body of John Lewis makes final Selma bridge crossing

The late U.S. Rep. John Lewis has crossed Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge for the final time. A processional with his casket was carried Sunday across the bridge where he and other civil rights marchers were beaten 55 years ago on “Bloody Sunday.” (July 26)

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Residents want Selma bridge named for local leader

Petitions have circulated for years to rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge for Rep. John Lewis. But some residents of Selma, Alabama are critics of the bid to rename the bridge where voting rights marchers were beaten on Bloody Sunday in 1965. (July 2)

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