History Now: Sharpton Recreates Selma To Montgomery March
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The recreation of the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to protest new voter suppression laws began yesterday.
The march was organized by the National Action Network, who partnered with “congressional leaders, activists and everyday citizens” in response to the archaic voter ID laws that control the political climate in one of the most historically racist states in the union. Beginning at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, it will culminate in front of the Alabama State Capitol. Sharpton once famously said, “We have defeated Jim Crow, but now we have to deal with his son, James Crow Jr., Esq.”
NewsOne has Sharpton’s quote about the necessity of this march.
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