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Edmund Pettus Bridge/Selma

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The NAACP began a ‘Journey for Justice’ walk yesterday in Selma, according to The Root, quoting the Associated Press. Selma is well-known as a cite in civil rights history where Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965 were used to highlight the racial injustice of the time. One march in March 1965 that took place on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in particular, was iconic. Met with violence that became widely known around the country, it would be the spark that led to the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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This time, the walk will go for 40 days and 40 nights from Selma to Washington D.C. and will protest racial injustice, just as it did in the 60’s. The 860-mile trek will end in D.C. on September 16th with a rally. According to Reuters, NAACP president, Cornell William Brooks is quoted as saying the following of the march which was prompted especially by police brutality:

“We can continue to be serially outraged, or we can engage in an outrageously patriotic demonstration with a commitment to bringing about reform in this country.”

“We know we can do the distance because our lives, our votes, our jobs and our schools matter.”

It is very surreal knowing that we, as a nation, continue to demonstrate for racial injustice. We say a hearty thank you to all demonstrators in the area and wish them perseverance in this journey.

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NAACP ‘Journey For Justice’ 40-Day Walk Began In Selma Yesterday  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

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