Bloody Sunday

On March 7, 1965, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and freedom fighters across the US rallied in Selma, Alabama, to march for civil rights, open and fair voter registration, and an end to segregation.  The day became “Bloody Sunday” as the 600 civil rights marchers were attacked by state and local police with vicious dogs, heavy clubs and stinging tear gas. This march was the first of three; during the third rally on March 21, Latino and Asian civil rights activists marched with the African-Americans.