Vice President Kamala Harris joined civil rights leaders and activists in Selma, Alabama, Sunday to mark the 57th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, when state troopers violently attacked Black voting rights activists as they attempted to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
Vice President Kamala Harris: “In a moment of great uncertainty, those marchers pressed forward, and they crossed. We must do the same. We must lock our arms and march forward. We will not let setbacks stop us. We know that honoring the legacy of those who marched then demands that we continue to push Congress to pass federal voting rights legislation.”
Among those who spoke was the Reverend William Barber. Vice President Harris was joined on her trip to Alabama by five Cabinet members. After addressing the crowd, Harris, civil rights icons, lawmakers and others linked arms to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.