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Brown Chapel AME Church honored its church founders and Voting Rights Movement foot soldiers during a special service Sunday.
The White House is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by earmarking $50 million to restore key civil rights areas around the nation.
WASHINGTON – The civil rights protesters beaten by state troopers while marching peacefully from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 would receive the Congressional Gold Medal under legislation introduced Wednesday by the members of Congress representing the two cities.
WASHINGTON -- Amelia Boynton Robinson's trip to Capitol Hill on Tuesday wasn't the first time she's witnessed presidential history in Washington.
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 wants the Civil Rights marchers of Selma to be recognized by Congress for the work and sacrifices they made in the fight for voting rights for African Americans.
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.
Shortly before delivering the State of the Union address, President Barack Obama met briefly with 105 year-old civil rights figure Amelia Boynton in a holding room at the Capitol.
SELMA, Ala. — A 103-year-old voting rights activist who was beaten during an attempted march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma is attending the State of the Union address in Washington.
A mom who is an immigrant living in the U.S. illegally will be the guest of a California congressman at Tuesday night's State of the Union speech.
An Alabama lawmaker invited a 103-year-old voting-rights pioneer, who is portrayed in the movie "Selma," to hear President Obama.