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Grand Rapids & Kalamazoo voting rights marches to commemorate Bloody Sunday

Bloody Sunday commemoration
Posted at 7:15 AM, Mar 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-05 10:05:24-05

WEST MICHIGAN — Two cities in West Michigan will hold voting rights marches & rallies to commemorate the 57th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

Bloody Sunday was known as a day of peaceful protest for voting rights. It turned out to be a day of tragedy as a number of people were either killed or injured while trying to cross the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, Alabama.

The NAACP Grand Rapids chapter will host a March for Voting rights at the Blue Bridge in downtown Grand Rapids at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

A march & rally will also take place in Kalamazoo. It will begin at the intersection of Riverview Drive & Paterson Street at 1:30 p.m. Sunday and end at the Douglas Community Association Building.

There will also be a voting rights rally and a press conference. The march & rally will be hosted by the Galilee Baptist Church located in Kalamazoo. Organizers say that local & regional clergy members along with civic & community leaders will be attending the event and will urge representatives to pass voting laws in Congress.

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