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Thousands Launch Selma to Montgomery March

Thousands Launch Selma to Montgomery March

Thousands of AFL-CIO union members and civil rights, community and faith activists yesterday began a five-day re-enactment of the historic 1965 Selma to Montgomery, Ala., civil rights march.

Sunday marked the 47th anniversary of the historic civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, and the weeklong series of events will focus attention on new attacks on voting rights, immigrants, workers’ rights and education.

If you can’t be there in person, you can be there online. Click here to sign a pledge of solidarity with the marchers and tell us why you are joining the virtual march. Your comments will be shared with the marchers on the ground so they know there are tens of thousands standing with them.

See more photos here and check out photos on the Facebook page of AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker, who is among leaders of the march and has posted photos of Martin Luther King III, the Rev. Al Sharpton and other civil rights leaders.


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