- Kathryn Patterson
Bloody Sunday - 50 Years Later But What's Changed?
Fifty years ago on March 7, a crowd of people marched in Alabama to protest excessive police brutality against a black man, Jimmie Lee Jackson. Mr. Jackson was a civil rights activist working to enfranchise black voters in Alabama. Local police mortally shot Mr. Jackson several times at an earlier, peaceful rally. Ironically, police responded to the peaceful march with excessive police brutality and violence.