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President Johnson addresses a joint session of Congress on March 15, 1965, to outline his proposals for voting rights for all citizens.
<![CDATA[SELMA, Ala. (AP) -- Police say two Selma High School students accused of robbing a classmate at gunpoint are each being held on $60,000 bond. Investigators say a 15-year-old boy told them he was picked up by two 17-year-old classmates Saturday morning and was told they were going to buy new shoes from a local store. Police say the teen was instead driven to another location where one of the two older boys held a gun to the back of his head and demanded money. Investigators say the teen jumped from the vehicle and suffered a minor injury. Authorities say one of the suspects was arrested at school Monday afternoon and the other was arrested at home. The teens have been charged with robbery. The Associated Press typically doesn't identify juvenile crime suspects. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Newly sworn correctional officers take a duty oath during their graduation ceremony in Selma, Ala., in 2010.
Mayors of three historic Alabama cities met Monday to help designate the Edmund Pettus Bridge -- the scene of a violent assault by state troopers on peaceful marchers in 1965 -- as a national landmark.
Thousands of activists walked across the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge on Sunday to retrace the steps of peaceful protesters who were beaten, gassed and run over by horses by Alabama authorities in 1965.
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Selma, Alabama, March 7, 1965. Civil rights movement organizers John Lewis and Hosea Williams lead an orderly, nonviolent group across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, in a march for voting rights.
Friday is another historic anniversary -- the 1965 police beatings of civil rights machers in Semla, Ala., the "Bloody Sunday" outrage that helped prompt Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act later that year.
The state intervention team in Selma says it is close to making a decision on the future of three administrators, including Superintendent Gerald Shirley who was put on leave with pay two weeks ago.
He still smiles when he thinks about how he and his buddies were hauled off to "Camp Selma" in 1965 for taking part in voting rights demonstrations.