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SPLC marks the 58th anniversary of Bloody Sunday

The Southern Poverty Law Center marked the 58th anniversary of Bloody Sunday with a wreath-laying ceremony Friday, March 3, 2023, at the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, honoring the late John Lewis and the sacrifices of those who marched for voting rights from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery, in 1965. Marchers, led by Lewis and Hosea Williams, were beaten mercilessly by white lawmen on Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge.

Speakers included Margaret Huang, SPLC’s president and CEO; Tafeni English-Relf, Alabama state office director; Joe Levin, SPLC co-founder; and U.S. Rep. Nikema Williams, Democrat from Georgia.