48th anniversary voting rights march Alabama

Voting Rights March
4:49 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

March Re-Enactment Ends In Rally At Ala. Capitol

The Selma to Montgomery march re-enactors arrive at the state capitol building in Montgomery on Friday.
Credit Mickey Welsh / Montgomery Advertiser

About 200 people carried signs and sang spiritual songs at a rally at the Alabama Capitol marking the end of a re-enactment of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march.

The protesters chanted old civil rights slogans, but also protested current issues. Many of the demonstrators carried signs protesting an education accountability bill that Republican lawmakers recently pushed through the Legislature.

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Selma-to-Montgomery March
6:34 am
Fri March 8, 2013

March Re-enactment to End at Alabama Capitol

Vice President Joe Biden (left) and U.S. Congressman John Lewis (right) prepare to lead a group across the Edmund Pettus Bridge March 3, 2013.
Dave Martin

A group re-enacting the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march is scheduled to complete the journey at the state Capitol.

The group began its walk Monday. They are supposed to complete the last leg from west Montgomery to the downtown Capitol about 11 a.m. Friday. They will stand where Martin Luther King Jr. addressed thousands of marchers in 1965.

Events surrounding the 48th anniversary of the march began last weekend with the Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma. Vice President Joe Biden and more than 20 U.S senators and representatives attended the events in Selma.