5 Powerful Photos from Selma’s 50th Anniversary March
Nearly 100,00 people made the walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Saturday as Selma honored the 50th anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday.'
The list of dignitaries included Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. Both men marched hand-in-hand with civil rights leaders and members of Congress during as the country remembered a day in which protesters were beaten and tear-gassed on that dark day in 1965.
Many estimated the crowd's size to be around 80,000 people, which is much larger than the original 600 that made that courageous protest the first time. The exposure on the small Alabama city can be thanked in part by the movie 'Selma,' which was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar earlier this year.
There were a number of incredible photos taken over the course of the weekend that showed the reach and magnitude of this event, but we singled out five that we thought were very powerful.