Selma Times-Journal: Bill would honor Foot Soldiers with Congressional Gold Medal
The United States Congress could soon recognize more than 8,000 Foot Soldiers that marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in the three historic Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965 that helped change the course of history.
Congresswoman Terri Sewell and Congresswoman Martha Roby introduced a bill Wednesday to Congress. The bill’s purpose is to honor the marchers with a Congressional Gold Medal for helping change the nation by marching from Selma to Montgomery 50 years ago.
Sewell said the courage and bravery of the Foot Soldiers helped make the U.S. a more just and democratic nation, and she wanted to make sure they were recognized for that.