The Common Good

Former state trooper admits to killing that sparked "Bloody Sunday" in Selma, Alabama

Source: Sojourners
Date: March 16, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Forty years ago last week, the world was shocked by images emanating from Selma, Alabama, where state troopers and local police attacked peaceful marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. John Lewis, a leader of the march and now a member of Congress, recently called the incident, which came to be known as "Bloody Sunday," a "pivotal moment" in the civil rights movement.