On March 7, 1965, 600 marchers heading east out of Selma topped the graceful, arched span over the Alabama River, only to see a phalanx of state and local lawmen blocking their way on U.S. Highway 80.
Martin Luther King, Jr. is honored with a holiday that will be celebrated Monday while Ralph Abernathy is frequently overlooked, though he continued King’s plans after King’s 1968 assassination.
A group of Christian youth activists that came together in the tumultuous aftermath of the Egyptian revolution, is looking to the future and hoping to build on the gains wrought in Tahrir Square by mobilizing young people to better advocate for themselves.
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