Historic Church Hosts Congressional Delegation and U.S. Secretary of Transportation

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By George McDonald

From the West Alabama Newsroom--  Hundreds of people packed the historic Brown Chapel AME Church to commemorate the Selma Voting Rights Movement of 1965.

And hundreds more stood outside and listened -- as Congressman John Lewis gave a first-hand account of the events that took place 49 years ago on Bloody Sunday.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx was the keynote speaker at the service.
   
The delegation for the annual Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage was also in attendance.

The Bridge Crossing Jubilee commemorates Bloody Sunday -- the Selma to Montgomery march -- and the passage of the Voting Rights Act.




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