Federal lawmakers announce plans to join Selma event
Selma, Al – - Several members of Congress will be in
Alabama on March 5-7 to observe the 45th anniversary of Bloody
Sunday on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma.
Georgia Rep. John Lewis is again serving as chairman for the
Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage. Lewis was among the marchers
beaten on the bridge in 1965.
Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback, Michigan Rep. John Conyers and
Indiana Rep. Mike Pence are helping organize the event that will
stop at several civil rights landmarks.
The group's schedule calls for a visit March 5 to Birmingham's
Kelly Ingram Park and 16th Street Baptist Church. Then they head to
Montgomery on March 6, where stops will include the Rosa Parks
Museum. They wrap up March 7 in Selma at the Bridge Crossing