Bloody Sunday in
March 7, 1965 - March 7, 2020
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
55th Anniversary of the Selma
Civil Rights March to
Montgomery, Alabama – USA
March 7, 1965 - March 7, 2020
The Gratitude We Owe Them is Great!
The Spirit of Peacefulness Was Set Early - Not Late!
If there were never any leaders & advocates of
"Civil Rights in America,"
would there have ever been any
mention or recognition of
[Above] A Young Civil Rights Activist, John Lewis
Today in the 21st Century,
many of today’s youth may
not know that the first
Selma March to Montgomery,
Alabama took place on March 7, 1965.
Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., holds an enlargement of a photo of the Sunday
March 7, 1965 march across the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, Alabama.
Lewis is at the head of the line in the light coat in the photo.
Fifty-five years ago, staunch advocates for
“Civil Rights in America”
made history with a public show of unity and
unyielding determination in the ‘Selma March’ to
ensure the constitutional rights of African-American
Citizens to exercise their right to vote. Acting
against the then racial practice of segregation in
the U.S., those “Civil Rights” pioneers brought
about historic change. And in doing so,
their laborious struggles had
a profound effect on the validity
of our Nation’s constitutional existence.
Citizens being beaten by during peaceful protest – Photo Courtesy, AP
The violence which was done against
members of the U.S. Citizenry who banned
together in the “peaceful protest” march
from Selma to Montgomery, AL – across the
Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965 – was a horrific
event which shall never be erased from history.
Nor should such acts of brute force perpetrated
against “peaceful protesters” ever be
repeated in any State across America.
Their determination to achieve the
“right to vote” should be viewed as nothing
less than “patriotic duty” to Country and
Citizenry. America owes a great deal of
gratitude to the those who trod upon
forbidden grounds in the process
of putting the United States
on track toward lawfully
upholding the rights of its Citizens.
That long and arduous pioneering
journey for the “right to vote” was an
“exemplary” achievement in our Nation
which proclaims constitutional freedoms,
equalities and justice for all. The results
of those profoundly notable historic efforts
benefitted not only African-Americans,
but many Americans of
diverse heritages whose
“Civil Rights” were yet being
systemically violated across the U.S.A.
As “We the People” continue our
journey through a new era, a reflection
on the past must be coupled with a
continued march toward the future:
earnestly working together for
the purpose of forming and
ensuring that “lawful” and . . . .
“more perfect union” for “all American
Citizens” – regardless of ethnic heritage,
religious beliefs or political standing. As we
forge ahead in our united efforts to continue
building a better Nation, “We” must never
forget to show gratitude and honor to
those brave pioneers who paved the
pathway and made the ultimate
sacrifice – on and off
battlefields – for our own “freedoms
and rights here at home in the U.S.A.”
“We the People” must forever be
mindful that a “show of gratitude
and honor” is expressed with
“action:” a genuine display of standing
“united as one” with a yet unyielding
determination to act responsibly within
our “Citizenry” to uphold law, justice
and those inalienable “rights” –
inextricably belonging to . . .
. . . including our future generations
already with us today.
The “Selma March” must not be in vain!
“Human Rights” include “Civil Rights!”
The “Future” is here!
“Quality of Life”
with . . .
Must not be denied!
Let not lawless injustices overwhelm . . .
“We the People” in unison can
yet make Dr. King's Dream
a reality with
“LAW & JUSTICE”
navigating at the helm.
"I look to a day when people will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their
The "humane words and actions"
of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
in the Soul of America.
Learn more about the Life & Legacy of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Learn more about . . .
If you’ve missed the work of EPACHA in its Phase I duration, please be encouraged to click on the below web links.
Sincerest Thanks are Extended to http://archive.org/web/ for having made possible an archived viewing of
EPACHA Foundation’s entire volume of its Phase I web pages:
Complete List of EPACHA - Phase I web pages:
M A Y 2 0 2 0