voting rights

President Biden Speaks Virtually at King Unity Breakfast in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– President Joe Biden was the keynote speaker at the annual Martin and Coretta King Unity Breakfast in Selma. President Biden commemorated the struggle for voting rights in Selma — as a battle fought and won. “The blood of John Lewis and so many other brave and righteous souls that was spilled in Selma on this…

President Biden Delivers Remarks Virtually to the King Unity Breakfast in Selma

FILE – In this March 7, 1965, file photo, a state trooper swings a billy club at John Lewis, right foreground, chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, to break up a civil rights voting march in Selma, Ala. (AP Photo/File) The Martin & Coretta King Unity Breakfast in Selma is one of the few in-person events to mark the…

President Biden Marks Bloody Sunday with Executive Order Promoting Voting Access

FILE – Then-Vice President Joe Biden, center, leads a group across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., Sunday, March 3, 2013. From left: Selma Mayor George Evans, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., Rev. Jesse Jackson, Biden, Rev. Al Sharpton and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) Today is the 56th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, when…

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell Remembers Bloody Sunday

Photo of the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) and U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Alabama) on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma – Photo from Office of U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-Alabama) is remembering Bloody Sunday, which took place in Selma on March 7, 1965. She has released this statement: “Today, we commemorate the 56th Anniversary of…

Complete Coverage of the Life of Rep. John Lewis from Alabama News Network

Alabama News Network is covering the life and work of Rep. John Lewis. He died Friday, July 17 at the age of 80. His service is being remembered across Alabama.  Here is a complete look at recent stories we have on him. We will be adding to this list in the coming days:   EVENTS: List of local events to…

Democrats in Congress Want to Honor Rep. John Lewis with Action on Voting Rights

Mourning the death of civil rights hero John Lewis, Democrats in Congress are urging the Senate to take up a bill of enduring importance to Lewis throughout his life: protecting and expanding the right to vote. “No right is more precious to our citizenship than the right of all Americans to be able to vote,” said Rep. Terri Sewell, (D-Alabama),…

Selma to Montgomery March 55th Anniversary Commemoration

It was 55 years ago on March 25th, 1965 when a group of 40 thousand protesters arrived in Montgomery after completing the Selma to Montgomery March. On Wednesday ,a group from Alabama State University placed a wreath at the exact spot where the historic 1965 Selma to Montgomery March held its successful conclusion, when the marchers reached the Alabama State Capitol…