Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

USA Today: Record 95 lawmakers to attend Selma march anniversary

Feb 20, 2015
In The News

Ninety-five members of Congress will make a civil rights pilgrimage to Alabama next month, record attendance for the annual event organized by the Faith and Politics Institute.

The delegation of House members and senators will spend March 6-8 in Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma and Marion for the 50th anniversary of the historic voting rights marches in 1965. President Barack Obama will join them on March 7 in Selma to commemorate Bloody Sunday, when state troopers attacked marchers as they tried to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge on their way to Montgomery to demand voting rights for African-Americans.

This year's group includes the largest number of Republicans to participate in the pilgrimage since the first one was held in 1998.

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