From Bloody Sunday to Victory

Did you know that Bloody Sunday occurred on March 7, 1965 when people were attacked for seeking voting rights? The voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama (about 50 miles) began with only 600 demonstrators but reached 25,000 by the time they reached the capitol. Each one of the marchers added to the strength of the movement that resulted in passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson on August 6, 1965.

Well, just like the number of marchers multiplied between March 21-25, 1965, may the number of voters going to the polls to cast their one vote increase over the next two days. The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution gives citizens the right to vote regardless of race, color or previous condition of servitude. African-Americans can now cast their ONE vote without having to pay a poll tax as some were required to do in the past.

May God bless America. 


About encourageme2

Gloria Shell Mitchell, a divorce researcher and author of The Garbage Man's Daughter book series, shares experiential knowledge of the impact of divorce on children and adults.
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