Voting Rights Act Supporters Rally in Selma

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By George McDonald

From the West Alabama Newsroom--  People in Selma rally in support of the Voting Rights Act -- to highlight the need for the law and to commemorate the 48th anniversary of its signing.

The city of Selma was ground-zero for the voting rights struggle in 1965 -- and the Voting Rights Act is near and dear to the hearts of many of the residents.

The anniversary of the signing of the act was marked in Selma by rallies at Brown Chapel Church and the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

Selma activist Faya Rose Toure helped organize the events.

"This movement is about a sustained effort to secure a democracy of inclusion that will not evaporate based upon whose in power in the White House or in the courthouse," said Toure.

Similar events were held throughout the south -- in support of the Voting Rights Act.



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