Latinx Activists at Bloody Sunday 1965

On March 7, 1965, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and freedom fighters across the US rallied in Selma, Alabama, to march for civil rights, open and fair voter registration, and an end to segregation.  The day became “Bloody Sunday” as the 600 civil rights marchers were attacked by state and local police with vicious dogs, heavy clubs and stinging tear gas. This march was the first of three; during the third rally on March 21, Latinx and Asian civil rights activists marched with the African-Americans.
El 7 de marzo de 1965, el reverendo Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. y los luchadores por la libertad de todo Estados Unidos se reunieron en Selma, Alabama, para marchar por los derechos civiles y poner fin a la segregación. El día se convirtió en el “Domingo Sangriento” cuando los 600 manifestantes por los derechos civiles fueron atacados por la policía estatal y local con garrotes y gases lacrimógenos. Activistas latinos de derechos civiles marcharon con los afroamericanos en este trágico e histórico día.

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