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Bloody Sunday

“Selma: Sustaining the Momentum” was the title of a Dean Peerman and Martin E. Marty article in “The Christian Century” 48 years to the month after colleague Peerman and I joined several thousand protesters and prayers at the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, Ala. That was two days after “Bloody Sunday” when, in that case, […] Read More

Of all of Martin Luther King Jr.’s activism experiences, one of the lesser known remains one of the more compelling. Many people associate King with Bloody Sunday in Selma, Ala., on March 7, 1965—even though he wasn’t in Selma when activists there attempted their first march to Montgomery. Others match King with the actual 50-mile […] Read More