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Alabama / Selma March Anniversary #95204

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 03, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Selma, Alabama) Role of violence of March 1965 civil rights march here in advancing civil rights movement in United States reviewed; historical films shown. [1965, Reverend C.T. VIVIAN - lectures election officials.] Sheriff James Clark's response to Martin Luther King, Junior's voting rights challenge resulting in march reviewed. [Voice of John LEWIS - recalls violence.] Today's observance of event featured. [Jesse JACKSON, Joseph LOWERY - cite both change and lack of change since 1965.] Selma's continued racial divs. noted. [Mayor Joe SMITHERMAN - acknowledges town's attitudinal change.] Lyndon Johnson's statement on Selma violence recalled, quoted.
REPORTER: Jim Wooten

Donaldson, Sam;
Wooten, Jim

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