Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Montgomery Advertiser: Voting Rights Act cited during Selma-to-Montgomery march speeches

Mar 26, 2015
In The News

The Voting Rights Act was the dominant theme Wednesday as thousands descended upon the Capitol steps in Montgomery to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery march.

During the afternoon, a number of speakers addressed the crowd, many of whom had participated in a march from the City of St. Jude to the Capitol, reenacting the last leg of the Selma-to-Montgomery march that took place on March 25, 1965. Many of the speakers referenced voting or the Voting Rights Act of 1965 during their speeches.

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