Edmund Pettus Bridge
Historic bridge in Selma, Alabama, United States
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John Lewis crosses Alabama bridge one final time
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US civil rights icon John Lewis' casket crosses Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma
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Austin Peay football team walks across Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AlabamaThe Austin Peay football team, which plays in Montgomery on Saturday night, stopped in Selma on Friday to walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
A nation John Lewis helped unite salutes him on his final journey across Selma bridgeThe late U.S. Rep. John Lewis made a final journey across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in a flag-draped casket. Troopers saluted.
John Lewis: US civil rights icon's body crosses Selma bridge a final timeThe late civil rights activist is taken over the Edmund Pettus Bridge for a final time.
Final farewell: John Lewis makes last journey across Edmund Pettus Bridge in SelmaThe March 7, 1965 bridge crossing was a pivotal demonstration in the fight for African-American suffrage.
Body of John Lewis makes final Selma bridge crossingThe late U.S. Rep. John Lewis has crossed Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge for the final time. A processional with his casket was carried Sunday across the bridge where he and other civil rights marchers..
Selma Helped Define John Lewis’s Life. In Death, He Returns One Last Time.The body of John Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Sunday, more than a half century after he helped change American history there.
Final crossing in Selma: Procession across Edmund Pettus Bridge will honor John LewisIn 1965, John Lewis was beaten when a voting rights march across a bridge in Selma, Alabama, turned violent. He will cross that bridge one last time.
See the Rep. John Lewis Celebration of Life in Alabama SaturdayThe late civil rights icon is honored in his native Alabama. Tributes continue Sunday at the Edmund Pettus Bridge and the state Capitol in Montgomery.
Who was Edmund Pettus? Selma bridge got its name from Confederate general, KKK leaderIt became an iconic site of in the battle for equality, but the Edmund Pettus Bridge is named after a former Confederate general and KKK leader.
Calls grow to rename Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge after John Lewis. Some civil rights veterans say no."They weren't marching to change a symbol. They were marching to change a system," Selma Mayor Darrio Melton said of John Lewis' Bloody Sunday protest.
Residents want Selma bridge named for local leaderPetitions have circulated for years to rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge for Rep. John Lewis. But some residents of Selma, Alabama are critics of the bid to rename the bridge where voting rights marchers..