Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Montgomery Advertiser: Proposal to rename Edmund Pettus Bridge dies in House

Jun 5, 2015
In The News

The Edmund Pettus Bridge will remain the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

An Alabama Senate resolution that would have renamed the Selma civil rights landmark died Thursday as the Legislature ended its 2015 regular session. The proposal was approved by the Senate Wednesday, but did not come out of a House committee for a vote.

The Edmund Pettus Bridge was the site of 1965’s Bloody Sunday and the subsequent Selma-to-Montgomery March, both catalysts for passage of the Voting Rights Act. The resolution, sponsored by Sen. Hank Sanders, D-Selma, would have renamed the 75-year-old structure the Journey to Freedom Bridge.

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