- Jan 4, 2015
This was a pivotal moment in American History right up there with the Civil and Revolutionary wars. Thousands of protesters gathered in Selma Alabama to protest their right to vote and were attacked by police officers. This peaceful demonstration turned into a blood bath, hence its name "Bloody Sunday".
Thousands Gather for 50th Anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday'
ABC News said:
Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and about 100 members of Congress are converging on the town of roughly 20,000 to commemorate "Bloody Sunday," the day in 1965 when police attacked marchers demonstrating for voting rights.