1965

Selma’s Jubilee Bridge Crossing Re-Enactment Goes on As Planned

Chants of “No Justice, No Peace” rang out in downtown Selma Sunday, as marchers refused to let the stormy weather impact the annual Jubilee Bridge Crossing festivities. Thousands took part in this year’s Bridge Crossing Re-Enactment, painting a picture of what it like on Bloody Sunday in 1965. “My great-grandmother marched with Dr. King in 1965, across the Edmund Pettus…

Final Suspect in 1965 Civil Rights Slaying Dies in Alabama

The last of three men tried and acquitted in an infamous civil rights slaying in Alabama has died. An obituary says Namon O’Neal Hoggle of Selma, Alabama, died Tuesday. He was 81, and services were scheduled for Thursday. Hoggle was among three men acquitted in 1965 in the beating death of the Rev. James Reeb of Boston. Reeb was a…