Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

In The News

Aug 13, 2015 In The News

The city of Selma got the final piece of the puzzle to finish renovating the second and third floors of the Selma Interpretive Center Tuesday.

Aug 12, 2015 In The News

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited Alabama on Wednesday to help break ground on a wastewater treatment plant in White Hall that was built in part due to $1 million in funding from the agency.

Aug 11, 2015 In The News

A summit at Birmingham's Parker High asks the question can we talk?

Can we talk about issues affecting women, black women and then can we change the course for a new generation?

Hundreds of the young women of Parker High were anxious to hear about the issues affecting them from a panel of powerful women in Birmingham, the state and then Congresswoman Terri Sewell.

Aug 6, 2015 In The News

Amelia Boynton Robinson, a 103-year-old Alabamian who became known for her activism during the civil rights movement, is in critical condition after suffering a stroke in July, her family said.

Aug 6, 2015 In The News

Many are searching for jobs all over the country in West Alabama that is no different. Hundreds showed up at Demopolis High School to do just that.

Aug 5, 2015 In The News

In late February 1965, during the heat of the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama and a few days after the shooting death of Jimmie Lee Jackson by Alabama State Troopers, a Marion civil rights activist named Lucy Foster suggested a response.

Aug 3, 2015 In The News

Fifty years ago, in signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson called it "one of the most monumental laws in the entire history of American freedom.”

Aug 2, 2015 In The News

Protest marches have been part of Selma’s civil rights fabric since 1965, but an 860-mile trek to Washington had a minister leaning on the Bible for heavenly support Saturday.

The Rev. Theresa Dear noted the magnitude of what lies ahead, but never doubted that the “40-day-and-40-night” march will be successful.

Jul 31, 2015 In The News

With the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act days away, Congressional Democrats are commemorating the landmark law with events across the country — from the steps of the U.S. Capitol to the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Alabama.

Jul 23, 2015 In The News

Twenty members of Congress — 19 Democrats and one Republican, Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona — are accompanying President Barack Obama on his trip to Kenya and Ethiopia.