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Comparing Selma To Ferguson: 'Mike Brown Is Our Jimmie Lee Jackson'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.07.2015 | Black Voices

In 1965, Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot while taking refuge from violent state troopers in a restaurant in Selma, Alabama. His death ignited a 50-mile ma...

50 Years After ‘Bloody Sunday': Remembering The Activists Behind The Scenes

Colorlines | Jamilah King | Posted 03.06.2015 | Black Voices

The name “Selma” is indelibly etched into America’s political and cultural lexicon. That’s been the case since March 7, 1965 when the country ...

Man Pleads Guilty To Slaying That Sparked Selma March

AP | PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MARION, Ala. — A former state trooper took a plea deal Monday in the 1965 slaying of a black man that prompted the "Bloody Sunday" march at Selm...

Cold Case: Coming to Grips With Racial Killings in America

Hasan Kwame Jeffries | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hasan Kwame Jeffries

There will be no justice for the vast majority of victims of racially motivated murder. But as the Justice Department closes the book on several of these cases, I hope we don't close our eyes to this chapter in American history.