Al.com: Martha Roby, Terri Sewell seek Congressional Gold Medal for Selma marchers
U.S. Representatives Martha Roby and Terri Sewell are reaching across the aisle to co-sponsor a Congressional Gold Medal bill to honor the Selma "foot soldiers" who made history in 1965.
The Congressional Gold Medal is Congress' highest civilian honor.
"We cannot appreciate how far we have come without acknowledging from where we came," Sewell said in a joint release Wednesday.
Civil rights activists were attacked on Edmund Pettus Bridge by law enforcement during what is now known as Bloody Sunday on March 7, 1965.