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  1. City of Monroeville to Sell National Guard Armory Facility via Online Auction at GovDeals.comRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2016 | PR Log

    ... used as a convention area, renting out space for meetings, proms, and other events. The Old National Guard Armory in Selma, AL now houses the annual Central Alabama National Fair. The possibilities for this location are endless. Bidding for the ...

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  2. Alabama Whistleblower Fired and Sued After Protesting ConditionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2016 | MSNBC

    A Selma, Alabama, factory worker who was fired, sued and slapped with a restraining order after leading a protest march is in court Wednesday to demand she be allowed to continue her fight for safer working conditions at the auto parts plant. "I feel like I'm being punished for speaking up," Kimberly King, 50, told NBC on March 17th, the day after she was fired.

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  3. Alabama Auto Parts Plant Slapped with Federal Restraining OrderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2016 | MSNBC

    ... multinational auto parts manufacturer, has come under scrutiny in recent months over claims about worker safety in its Selma, Alabama, Renosol plant. The plant employs more than 80 workers on an assembly line that makes car-seat and headrest foam ...

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  4. Black police chief finds his way in the era of Black Lives MatterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2016 | Texarkana Gazette

    ... image and a depleted budget. Their solution was to hire Riley, who is black, from his post as police chief of Selma, Ala. In the age of Black Lives Matter, body cameras and broad scrutiny over how police interact with minorities, Inkster officials ...

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  5. Stonewall Inn, site of 1969 riots, becomes national monumentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2016 | Sydney Morning Herald

    ... been added to the list of national parks that commemorate civil rights movements, including Seneca Falls, New York and Selma, Alabama. "The Stonewall uprising awakened a national consciousness to the humanity of LGBT equality," said Valerie Jarrett, ...

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  6. Enough with the theater, Congress needs to act on gun reformRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2016 | Chicago Tribune

    ... for the spot at the helm than Lewis, whose brutal beating by state troopers helped define the Bloody Sunday march in Selma, Ala., in 1965. Without him, Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer would have looked ridiculous standing on the floor of Congress ...

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  7. House gun sit-in evokes a civil rights-era sceneRead the original story

    Jun 26, 2016 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    ... 1960s Freedom Rides and lunch-counter protests, and the Bloody Sunday march in 1965 over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, a history of activism that provided the moral backdrop for last week's sit-in on the floor of the House of ...

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  8. Dougco school board protesters are out of lineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | Denver Post

    ... too). At the second meeting, officials not only emphasized safety concerns, they "raised the specter of protests in Selma, Alabama, where the police turned fire hoses on people" - arguably a more outrageous image than those evoked by the board ...

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  9. A House Sit-in Against the Gun LobbyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | OpEdNews

    John Lewis, now a U.S. congressman, being attacked during the voting rights march in Selma, Alabama, in 1965 On March 7, 1965, 25-year-old John Lewis, already a veteran of the Freedom Rides, Mississippi's Freedom Summer and Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington, walked ahead of 600 civil rights activists as they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, on the first leg of what was meant to be a peaceful march for voting rights. As they stepped off the end of the bridge, a posse of 150 state troopers and deputy sheriffs attacked them, wielding clubs, bullwhips and tear gas.

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  10. Stonewall: Celebrating Diversity in Our National ParksRead the original story

    Jun 24, 2016 | National Geographic

    "We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths--that all of us are created equal -- is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall...." In his Second Inaugural, President Barack Obama spoke of the diverse places that reflect important chapters in America's complex history. In the years since, he has visited Seneca Fall's Women's Rights National Historical Park and marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.

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  11. Reach out to your public representativesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | Sedalia Democrat

    ... most notable participation in the Civil Rights Movement, however, was his joining in the peaceful march in 1965 in Selma, Alabama, over a bridge and into a waiting mob, where he and other marchers were brutally beaten by the Alabama State Highway ...

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  12. House Democrats behaving like Latin American leftiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | Babalu Blog

    ... floor. Lewis said he had to walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge "three times" before he had completed the march to Selma, Ala. The Georgia Democrat suggested this was the first step on firearms. "We have other bridges to cross. And when we come ...

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  13. Lowry: Sitting in, Lewis leads againRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | NorthJersey.com

    ... head of Lewis, an African-American who 51 years ago risked everything to attempt to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., for the sake of voting rights for black people. "Do we have the courage? Do we have the raw courage to at least make a ...

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  14. Lewis, who shed blood for civil rights, leads Dems on gunsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | Daily Times

    Rep. John Lewis, who shed blood in Selma, Alabama, for civil rights, sat shoulder to shoulder with fellow Democrats on the House floor as the leader of an extraordinary protest demanding votes on gun control. Instead of grainy black-and-white photos, color selfies with colleagues went out on social media and Periscope transmitted live video images around the world.

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  15. U.S. civil rights leader Walter Fauntroy to return from Middle East -reportRead the original story

    Jun 23, 2016 | Reuters

    ... umbia's first delegate in Congress in more than a century. He also helped organize the 1965 "Bloody Sunday" protest in Selma, Alabama, that led to the landmark Voting Rights Act.

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  16. If John Lewis helped end segregation, he can help end the reign of the NRARead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | NOLA.com

    In this March 7, 1965 file photo, state troopers use clubs against participants of a civil rights voting march in Selma, Ala. At foreground right, John Lewis, chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, is beaten by a state trooper.

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  17. Dad's Last ErectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2016 | Greg Palast

    ... store was locked from the inside by a poisonous fear of leaving life to chance. On the fortieth anniversary of the Selma March, there was a big family-style dinner in Birmingham, Alabama, for the surviving giants of the Civil Rights movement. I ...

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  18. When King Came To Chicago: See The Rare Images Of His Campaign - In ColorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2016 | WNED

    ... of my family and vacations." As a young priest, Kleina was drawn to the civil rights movement. He followed King to Selma, Ala., in 1965, but he says he couldn't take photographs there for fear his camera would be destroyed. But in 1966, when King ...

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  19. 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Involved in Effort to Free 'We Shall Overcome' from CopyrightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2016 | Billboard

    ... music to archival footage as well as scenes depicting the 1963 riots in Birmingham, Alabama, the 1965 riots in Selma, Alabama, the conflict that year at the Pettus Bridge, and the 1968 riots in Washington following the assassination of Martin Luther ...

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  20. 1 arrested, another sought in Selma homicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    The Selma Police Department has arrested one suspect and is searching for one more in connection to a fatal shooting Sunday. According to a news release from Selma police, La'Darrius Dees, 18, of Selma, was arrested Wednesday and charged with capital murder, attempt to commit murder and discharging a firearm into an unoccupied vehicle.

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