How Did Bloody Sunday Impact the Civil Rights Movement*?


'Bloody Sunday' refers to the day civil rights march went to Selma to the capitol in Montgomery to protest the shooting death of the activist Jimmy Lee Jackson on March 7, 1965. Around 600 marchers were violently forced back by Alabama State Troopers, Dallas County Sheriff's deputies, and a horse?mounted posse after they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The unarmed marchers were burtaly beaten and gassed by state and county officers due to their protests. Due to the media coverage of the event it shocked the nation, and led to the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
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