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Historic bridge in Selma, Alabama, United States

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Edmund Pettus Bridge: Historic bridge in Selma, Alabama, United States
The Edmund Pettus Bridge carries U.S. Route 80 Business across the Alabama River in Selma, Alabama. Built in 1940, it is named after Edmund Winston Pettus, a former Confederate brigadier general, U.S. senator, and leader of the Alabama Ku Klux Klan. The bridge is a steel through arch bridge with a central span of 250 feet (76 m). Nine large concrete arches support the bridge and roadway on the east side.

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John Lewis crosses Alabama bridge one final time [Video]

John Lewis crosses Alabama bridge one final time

[NFA] A caisson bore the body of the lawmaker and civil rights icon who marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965 and was met with a bloody police crackdown that drew national awareness to the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:21Published
US civil rights icon John Lewis' casket crosses Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma [Video]

US civil rights icon John Lewis' casket crosses Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma

The late U.S. Rep. John Lewis has crossed Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge for the final time as remembrances continue for the civil rights icon. View on euronews

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The late U.S. Rep. John Lewis made a final journey across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in a flag-draped casket. Troopers saluted.
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John Lewis: US civil rights icon's body crosses Selma bridge a final time

The late civil rights activist is taken over the Edmund Pettus Bridge for a final time.
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Final farewell: John Lewis makes last journey across Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma

The March 7, 1965 bridge crossing was a pivotal demonstration in the fight for African-American suffrage.  
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Body of John Lewis makes final Selma bridge crossing

The 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..
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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.
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Final crossing in Selma: Procession across Edmund Pettus Bridge will honor John Lewis

In 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.
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See the Rep. John Lewis Celebration of Life in Alabama Saturday

The late civil rights icon is honored in his native Alabama. Tributes continue Sunday at the Edmund Pettus Bridge and the state Capitol in Montgomery.
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Who was Edmund Pettus? Selma bridge got its name from Confederate general, KKK leader

It 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.
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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.  
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Residents want Selma bridge named for local leader

Petitions 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..
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