Afro History Today in Afro History ! The first Selma to Montgomery March takes place on this day in 1965. It was later nicknamed ” Bloody Sunday “. written by Marc Alexander March 7, 2020 Bloody Sunday – Alabama police attack Selma-to-Montgomery Marchers, 1965. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Bloody Sunday (1965) – Alabama officers await demonstrators at the Edmund Pettus Bridge From http://www.usdoj.gov/kidspage/crt/voting.htm (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Related PostsToday in Afro History ! Alabama drops rape charges against four of the so called ” Scottsboro Boys” in 1937Today in Afro History ! Whites attack Afro American residents in Rosewood Florida, killing eight people in 1923.Today in Afro History ! Dr. Mae Carol Jemison becomes the first Afro American woman in space in 1992 ! Anti-Aparthied activist Steve Biko dies while in police custody in 1977.Today in Afro History ! Activist Steve Biko is arrested by South African police in 1977. He would later die from injuries suffered during his arrest. South Africa is banned from 1964 Olympics because of apartheid.Today in Afro History ! The Tuskegee Merchant Boycott begins in response to the attempt to exclude Afro American voters in Tuskegee Alabama in 1957.FBI: ISIS inspired Calif. student in campus stabbings Today in Afro History ! The first Selma to Montgomery March takes place on this day in 1965. It was later nicknamed ” Bloody Sunday “. was last modified: February 28th, 2020 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Actor, Brandon T. Jackson ! Comedian/Actress, Wanda Sykes ! NFL player, Lynn Swann ! Ballerina, Janet Collins ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Actor, Boris Kodjoe ! Actress, Louise Beavers ! Civil Rights Activist/Lawyer, Clarence Mitchell Jr. ! NBA player, Kenny Smith ! Actor, Leon Robinson ! You may also like Ryan Lochte suspended, says he broke rules,... July 24, 2018 Jets admit to one of biggest draft... May 23, 2018 Police: Homeless Man Attacks 3 Women At... July 16, 2018 Weekly Round-up: Happy birthday Jamaica… Gully Bop,... August 8, 2015 Airlines Cancel Thousands Of Flights As Massive... January 26, 2015 Mind Coffee: Great time to be a... June 13, 2018 LIST: What's Coming to Netflix in May! April 27, 2018 Post Malone Breaks Yet Another Billboard Chart... May 11, 2018 City extends contract with Red Mountain Entertainment... May 9, 2018 Sorting through medical questions will impact Patriots’... April 21, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.