March for Justice in Selma Takes on Alabama’s Immigration Law

Nearly 50 years after Bloody Sunday, there's still plenty of injustice to go around in the state, according to activists.

By Jamilah King Mar 09, 2012

Protesters in Selma, Alabama who are fed up with the state’s heavy handed approach to voter ID legislation and immigration reform are today finishing a week-long march meant to bring attention to the two issues. The march was organized by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to help commemorate the 47th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday", an iconic moment in the history of the civil rights movement where hundreds of protesters were beaten by state and local police. The incident is arguably remembered as the emotional peak of the civil rights movement.