It’s 55 years since 600 voting rights marchers attempted to cross the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma Alabama on their way to Montgomery 50 miles away. They were brutally beaten by state troopers. Heartland Labor Forum and thousands of people went to the anniversary to reaffirm the right to vote. We’ll hear Selma author and activist William Waheed on the importance of Selma. Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.
Selma at 55 and How Bad Is Voter Suppression?Jen Zaman