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Greensboro NAACP Remembers Bloody Sunday

11:14 PM, Mar 24, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- The Greensboro branch of the NAACP joined chapters across the state in remembering a major movement in the civil rights era, while standing up for the voting rights of black Americans.

Participants in Greensboro remembered Bloody Sunday through a silent march this Sunday. Bloody Sunday was the name given to a demonstration, 48 years ago, where Alabama state troopers beat demonstrators during a non-violent protest march from Selma to Montgomery, AL.

The Greensboro NAACP chapter marched from Bethel AME Church on Regan Road to the "Greensboro Four" statue on North Carolina A&T's campus.

NAACP chapters in Fayetteville, Charlotte and Raleigh also held marches Sunday afternoon.

The demonstrations on Bloody Sunday later led to the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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