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Fucking, Money, and Nasty: EFace The Nation FACE NATION Follow @FaceTheNation NEW POLL: Rep. Beto O'Rourke trails Sen. Ted Cruz by 6 points, in our new CBS News Battleground Tracker cbsn.ws/2Pq6IO8 aces NEWS BATTLEGROUND TRACKER YouGov TEXAS U.S. SENATE RACE (AMONG LIKELY VOTERS) 44% 50% REP Beto O'Rourke SEN Ted Cruz Margin of Error: 4.2% 7:30 AM 7 Oct 2018 savannah ou na na @savanjul098 Follow ! PLEASE IF YOURE 18+. GOO VOTEEE FOR BETO HE IS SUCH A GOOD MAN AND WE NEED TO VOTE NASTY MAN OUT ST he Nation@FaceTheNation TEXAS US SENATE RAC NEW POLL: Rep. Beto O'Rourke trails Sen. Ted Cruz by 6 points, in our new CBS News Battleground Tracker cbsn.ws 44% 50 Beto ORourke /2Pq6IO8 10:28 AM - 8 Oct 2018 28,288 Retweets 41,880 Likes berenswick: socialistexan: fox-metro: blackqueerblog: I don’t even live in Texas but honestly we need politicians like Beto  What’s so great about Beto? Doesn’t take any PAC money or big donor money period. Left or right. Won’t be beholden to big money interests. Already pledged to support Bernie’s Medicare for All bill should he win Legalization of Marijuana, expunging records of nonviolent drug offenders. He wouldn’t have voted for Kavanaugh, and he would have voted for the Violence Against Women reauthorization. Expanding of LGBTQ rights. Public works projects like extending broadband access to rural areas and funding for the rail project between Dallas-SA-Austin-Houston. Bringing back and protecting the voting rights act. Increasing money for the VA. Finding healthy solutions to immigration and the boarder, just like his home town El Paso a boarder town that’s one of the safest cities in the country Prison reform, ending for profit prisons. Also, is not Ted Fucking Cruz. That should be enough for you people.
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 NEW POLL: Rep. Beto O'Rourke trails Sen. Ted
 Cruz by 6 points, in our new CBS News
 Battleground Tracker cbsn.ws/2Pq6IO8
 aces NEWS
 BATTLEGROUND TRACKER
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 TEXAS U.S. SENATE RACE
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 44%
 50%
 REP
 Beto
 O'Rourke
 SEN
 Ted
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 Margin of Error: 4.2%
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 ! PLEASE IF YOURE 18+. GOO VOTEEE
 FOR BETO HE IS SUCH A GOOD MAN
 AND WE NEED TO VOTE NASTY MAN
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 NEW POLL: Rep. Beto O'Rourke trails Sen. Ted Cruz by 6
 points, in our new CBS News Battleground Tracker cbsn.ws
 44% 50
 Beto
 ORourke /2Pq6IO8
 10:28 AM - 8 Oct 2018
 28,288 Retweets 41,880 Likes
berenswick:

socialistexan:

fox-metro:

blackqueerblog:
I don’t even live in Texas but honestly we need politicians like Beto 
What’s so great about Beto?

Doesn’t take any PAC money or big donor money period. Left or right. Won’t be beholden to big money interests.
Already pledged to support Bernie’s Medicare for All bill should he win
Legalization of Marijuana, expunging records of nonviolent drug offenders.
He wouldn’t have voted for Kavanaugh, and he would have voted for the Violence Against Women reauthorization.
Expanding of LGBTQ rights.
Public works projects like extending broadband access to rural areas and funding for the rail project between Dallas-SA-Austin-Houston.
Bringing back and protecting the voting rights act.
Increasing money for the VA.
Finding healthy solutions to immigration and the boarder, just like his home town El Paso a boarder town that’s one of the safest cities in the country
Prison reform, ending for profit prisons.


Also, is not Ted Fucking Cruz. That should be enough for you people.

berenswick: socialistexan: fox-metro: blackqueerblog: I don’t even live in Texas but honestly we need politicians like Beto  What’s so gr...

Children, College, and Crying: Former President Barack Obama Sits Down with David Letterman to Discuss Family and Life After Presidency; Says Michelle Would Leave Him If He Ran Agairn @balleralert Room Former President Barack Obama Sits Down with David Letterman to Discuss Family and Life After Presidency; Says Michelle Would Leave Him If He Ran Again -blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Former late-night TV host DavidLetterman held his first interview for his new Netflix show, ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman’, and the conversation was nothing short of interesting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ For his first hour-long interview, Letterman sat down with former president BarackObama. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ In front of a studio audience at the City University of New York, the two discussed subjects such as the Obama family, his legacy and how he wants it to be remembered, and even some of his views on current issues such as voting rights. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ When it comes to his legacy as president, Obama said, "The economy was collapsing faster than it did during the great depression. The month I took office we lost 800,000 jobs – just in that month. And one of the things I'm proudest about is the fact that, within a year, we had the economy growing again and within about a year and a half we were actually adding jobs again instead of losing them." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ As one of the most beloved presidential families, we all are dying to know what the transition has been like from the White House to “regular life.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ When his oldest daughter Malia left for college, Obama said, "It was like open heart surgery,...One of the best descriptions I've ever heard [about having] children was 'It's like having your heart outside your body.' And they're not that smart and they're wandering around and crossing streets, and getting on airplanes …" ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ "I was basically useless. Everyone had seen me crying and misting up for the past three weeks," ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Despite, the hard times, the former prez is enjoying the extra time. He says he has no intention to run for a third term, not because it’s illegal, but because of his wife Michelle Obama. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ “No, no, no, you guys are misunderstanding me – what I'm saying is, I’m prevented from running again by the Constitution but even if it were not for that amendment, Michelle would leave me."
Children, College, and Crying: Former President Barack Obama Sits Down with David
 Letterman to Discuss Family and Life After Presidency;
 Says Michelle Would Leave Him If He Ran Agairn
 @balleralert
 Room
Former President Barack Obama Sits Down with David Letterman to Discuss Family and Life After Presidency; Says Michelle Would Leave Him If He Ran Again -blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Former late-night TV host DavidLetterman held his first interview for his new Netflix show, ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman’, and the conversation was nothing short of interesting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ For his first hour-long interview, Letterman sat down with former president BarackObama. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ In front of a studio audience at the City University of New York, the two discussed subjects such as the Obama family, his legacy and how he wants it to be remembered, and even some of his views on current issues such as voting rights. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ When it comes to his legacy as president, Obama said, "The economy was collapsing faster than it did during the great depression. The month I took office we lost 800,000 jobs – just in that month. And one of the things I'm proudest about is the fact that, within a year, we had the economy growing again and within about a year and a half we were actually adding jobs again instead of losing them." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ As one of the most beloved presidential families, we all are dying to know what the transition has been like from the White House to “regular life.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ When his oldest daughter Malia left for college, Obama said, "It was like open heart surgery,...One of the best descriptions I've ever heard [about having] children was 'It's like having your heart outside your body.' And they're not that smart and they're wandering around and crossing streets, and getting on airplanes …" ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ "I was basically useless. Everyone had seen me crying and misting up for the past three weeks," ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Despite, the hard times, the former prez is enjoying the extra time. He says he has no intention to run for a third term, not because it’s illegal, but because of his wife Michelle Obama. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ “No, no, no, you guys are misunderstanding me – what I'm saying is, I’m prevented from running again by the Constitution but even if it were not for that amendment, Michelle would leave me."

Former President Barack Obama Sits Down with David Letterman to Discuss Family and Life After Presidency; Says Michelle Would Leave Him If H...

Ben Carson, cnn.com, and Empire: Robert Reich 9 hrs G Update for Trump voters 1. He said he wouldn't bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria 2. He said he'd build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now his secretary of homeland security says it's unlikely that we will build a wall." 3. He said he'd clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. Then he brought into his administration more billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street moguls than in any administration in history, to make laws that will enrich their businesses 4. He said he'd repeal Obamacare and replace it with something "wonderful." You bought it. Then he didn't. 5. He said he'd use his business experience to whip the White House into shape. You bought it. Then he created the most chaotic, dysfunctional back-stabbing White House in modern history, in which no one is in charge 6. He said he'd release his tax returns, eventually. You bought it. He hasn't, and says he never will 7. He said he'd divest himself from his financial empire, to avoid any conflicts of interest. You bought it. He remains heavily involved in his businesses, makes money off of foreign dignitaries staying at his Washington hotel, gets China to give the Trump brand trademark and copyright rights, manipulates the stock market on a daily basis, and has more conflicts of interest than can even be counted 8. He said Clinton was in the pockets of Goldman Sachs, and would do whatever they said. You bought it. Then he put half a dozen Goldman Sachs executives in positions of power in his administration 9. He said he'd surround himself with all the best and smartest people. You bought it. Then he put Betsy DeVos, opponent of public education, in charge of education, Jeff Sessions, opponent of the Voting Rights Act, in charge of voting rights, Ben Carson, opponent of the Fair Housing Act, in charge of fair housing, Scott Pruitt, climate change denier, in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Russian quisling Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State 10. He said he'd faithfully execute the law. You bought it. Then he said his predecessor, Barack Obama, spied on him, without any evidence of Obama ever doing so, in order to divert attention from the FBI's investigation into collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives to win the election 11. He said he knew more about strategy and terrorism than the generals did. You bought it. Then he promptly gave the green light to a disastrous raid in Yemen- even though all his generals said it would be a terrible idea This raid resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL, an 8-year old American girl, and numerous civilians. The actual target of the raid escaped, and no useful intel was gained 12. He called Barack Obama "the vacationer-in-Chief and accused him of playing more rounds of golf than Tiger Woods. He promised to never be the kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer's dime, not when there was so much important work to be done. You bought it. He has by now spent more taxpayer money on vacations than Obama did in the first 3 years of his presidency. Not to mention all the money taxpayers are spending protecting his family, including his two sons who travel all over the world on Trump business 13. He called CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times "fake news" and said they were his enemy. You bought it. Now he gets his information from Fox News, Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars More to come BUT HER EMAILS
Ben Carson, cnn.com, and Empire: Robert Reich
 9 hrs G
 Update for Trump voters
 1. He said he wouldn't bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria
 2. He said he'd build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now
 his secretary of homeland security says it's unlikely that we will build a
 wall."
 3. He said he'd clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. Then he
 brought into his administration more billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street
 moguls than in any administration in history, to make laws that will enrich
 their businesses
 4. He said he'd repeal Obamacare and replace it with something
 "wonderful." You bought it. Then he didn't.
 5. He said he'd use his business experience to whip the White House into
 shape. You bought it. Then he created the most chaotic, dysfunctional
 back-stabbing White House in modern history, in which no one is in charge
 6. He said he'd release his tax returns, eventually. You bought it. He hasn't,
 and says he never will
 7. He said he'd divest himself from his financial empire, to avoid any
 conflicts of interest. You bought it. He remains heavily involved in his
 businesses, makes money off of foreign dignitaries staying at his
 Washington hotel, gets China to give the Trump brand trademark and
 copyright rights, manipulates the stock market on a daily basis, and has
 more conflicts of interest than can even be counted
 8. He said Clinton was in the pockets of Goldman Sachs, and would do
 whatever they said. You bought it. Then he put half a dozen Goldman
 Sachs executives in positions of power in his administration
 9. He said he'd surround himself with all the best and smartest people. You
 bought it. Then he put Betsy DeVos, opponent of public education, in
 charge of education, Jeff Sessions, opponent of the Voting Rights Act, in
 charge of voting rights, Ben Carson, opponent of the Fair Housing Act, in
 charge of fair housing, Scott Pruitt, climate change denier, in charge of the
 Environmental Protection Agency, and Russian quisling Rex Tillerson as
 Secretary of State
 10. He said he'd faithfully execute the law. You bought it. Then he said his
 predecessor, Barack Obama, spied on him, without any evidence of Obama
 ever doing so, in order to divert attention from the FBI's investigation into
 collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives to win the election
 11. He said he knew more about strategy and terrorism than the generals
 did. You bought it. Then he promptly gave the green light to a disastrous
 raid in Yemen- even though all his generals said it would be a terrible idea
 This raid resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL, an 8-year old American
 girl, and numerous civilians. The actual target of the raid escaped, and no
 useful intel was gained
 12. He called Barack Obama "the vacationer-in-Chief and accused him of
 playing more rounds of golf than Tiger Woods. He promised to never be the
 kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer's dime, not
 when there was so much important work to be done. You bought it. He has
 by now spent more taxpayer money on vacations than Obama did in the
 first 3 years of his presidency. Not to mention all the money taxpayers are
 spending protecting his family, including his two sons who travel all over the
 world on Trump business
 13. He called CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times "fake
 news" and said they were his enemy. You bought it. Now he gets his
 information from Fox News, Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars
 More to come

 BUT HER EMAILS
Ben Carson, cnn.com, and Empire: Robert Reich 9 hrs G Update for Trump voters 1. He said he wouldn't bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria 2. He said he'd build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now his secretary of homeland security says it's unlikely that we will build a wall." 3. He said he'd clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. Then he brought into his administration more billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street moguls than in any administration in history, to make laws that will enrich their businesses 4. He said he'd repeal Obamacare and replace it with something "wonderful." You bought it. Then he didn't. 5. He said he'd use his business experience to whip the White House into shape. You bought it. Then he created the most chaotic, dysfunctional back-stabbing White House in modern history, in which no one is in charge 6. He said he'd release his tax returns, eventually. You bought it. He hasn't, and says he never will 7. He said he'd divest himself from his financial empire, to avoid any conflicts of interest. You bought it. He remains heavily involved in his businesses, makes money off of foreign dignitaries staying at his Washington hotel, gets China to give the Trump brand trademark and copyright rights, manipulates the stock market on a daily basis, and has more conflicts of interest than can even be counted 8. He said Clinton was in the pockets of Goldman Sachs, and would do whatever they said. You bought it. Then he put half a dozen Goldman Sachs executives in positions of power in his administration 9. He said he'd surround himself with all the best and smartest people. You bought it. Then he put Betsy DeVos, opponent of public education, in charge of education, Jeff Sessions, opponent of the Voting Rights Act, in charge of voting rights, Ben Carson, opponent of the Fair Housing Act, in charge of fair housing, Scott Pruitt, climate change denier, in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Russian quisling Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State 10. He said he'd faithfully execute the law. You bought it. Then he said his predecessor, Barack Obama, spied on him, without any evidence of Obama ever doing so, in order to divert attention from the FBI's investigation into collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives to win the election 11. He said he knew more about strategy and terrorism than the generals did. You bought it. Then he promptly gave the green light to a disastrous raid in Yemen- even though all his generals said it would be a terrible idea This raid resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL, an 8-year old American girl, and numerous civilians. The actual target of the raid escaped, and no useful intel was gained 12. He called Barack Obama "the vacationer-in-Chief and accused him of playing more rounds of golf than Tiger Woods. He promised to never be the kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer's dime, not when there was so much important work to be done. You bought it. He has by now spent more taxpayer money on vacations than Obama did in the first 3 years of his presidency. Not to mention all the money taxpayers are spending protecting his family, including his two sons who travel all over the world on Trump business 13. He called CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times "fake news" and said they were his enemy. You bought it. Now he gets his information from Fox News, Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars More to come BUT HER EMAILS Take that L stupid
Ben Carson, cnn.com, and Empire: Robert Reich
 9 hrs G
 Update for Trump voters
 1. He said he wouldn't bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria
 2. He said he'd build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now
 his secretary of homeland security says it's unlikely that we will build a
 wall."
 3. He said he'd clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. Then he
 brought into his administration more billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street
 moguls than in any administration in history, to make laws that will enrich
 their businesses
 4. He said he'd repeal Obamacare and replace it with something
 "wonderful." You bought it. Then he didn't.
 5. He said he'd use his business experience to whip the White House into
 shape. You bought it. Then he created the most chaotic, dysfunctional
 back-stabbing White House in modern history, in which no one is in charge
 6. He said he'd release his tax returns, eventually. You bought it. He hasn't,
 and says he never will
 7. He said he'd divest himself from his financial empire, to avoid any
 conflicts of interest. You bought it. He remains heavily involved in his
 businesses, makes money off of foreign dignitaries staying at his
 Washington hotel, gets China to give the Trump brand trademark and
 copyright rights, manipulates the stock market on a daily basis, and has
 more conflicts of interest than can even be counted
 8. He said Clinton was in the pockets of Goldman Sachs, and would do
 whatever they said. You bought it. Then he put half a dozen Goldman
 Sachs executives in positions of power in his administration
 9. He said he'd surround himself with all the best and smartest people. You
 bought it. Then he put Betsy DeVos, opponent of public education, in
 charge of education, Jeff Sessions, opponent of the Voting Rights Act, in
 charge of voting rights, Ben Carson, opponent of the Fair Housing Act, in
 charge of fair housing, Scott Pruitt, climate change denier, in charge of the
 Environmental Protection Agency, and Russian quisling Rex Tillerson as
 Secretary of State
 10. He said he'd faithfully execute the law. You bought it. Then he said his
 predecessor, Barack Obama, spied on him, without any evidence of Obama
 ever doing so, in order to divert attention from the FBI's investigation into
 collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives to win the election
 11. He said he knew more about strategy and terrorism than the generals
 did. You bought it. Then he promptly gave the green light to a disastrous
 raid in Yemen- even though all his generals said it would be a terrible idea
 This raid resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL, an 8-year old American
 girl, and numerous civilians. The actual target of the raid escaped, and no
 useful intel was gained
 12. He called Barack Obama "the vacationer-in-Chief and accused him of
 playing more rounds of golf than Tiger Woods. He promised to never be the
 kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer's dime, not
 when there was so much important work to be done. You bought it. He has
 by now spent more taxpayer money on vacations than Obama did in the
 first 3 years of his presidency. Not to mention all the money taxpayers are
 spending protecting his family, including his two sons who travel all over the
 world on Trump business
 13. He called CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times "fake
 news" and said they were his enemy. You bought it. Now he gets his
 information from Fox News, Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars
 More to come

 BUT HER EMAILS
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Martin, Martin Luther King Jr., and Racism: 15 GE <p><a href="http://todayinhistory.tumblr.com/post/158118559340/march-7th-1965-bloody-sunday-in-selma-on-this" class="tumblr_blog">todayinhistory</a>:</p> <blockquote><h2><b>March 7th 1965: Bloody Sunday in Selma</b><br/></h2><p><small>On this day in 1965, a civil rights march took place from Selma to Birmingham, Alabama; it became known as ‘Bloody Sunday’. At this stage, the Civil Rights Movement had been in motion for over a decade and already achieved legislative success with the Civil Rights Act. However the focus of the movement now became making the promise of equal franchise guaranteed in the Fifteenth Amendment a reality. While African-Americans exercised the right to vote in the years after the amendment’s passage in 1870, discriminatory measures like literacy tests, poll taxes, and grandfather clauses were soon implemented across the country to deprive them of the vote. Thus in 1965 civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. made voter registration the core of their efforts, centering the campaign on the particularly discriminatory Selma, AL. On March 7th - ‘Bloody Sunday’ - as the six hundred unarmed marchers were crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge, they were descended upon by state troopers who viciously beat the protestors. The violence encountered by these peaceful marchers, which was captured on television and broadcast around the world, led to national outcry and caused President Johnson to publicly call for the passage of his administration’s proposed voting rights bill. After securing the support of federal troops, another march was held on March 21st, and with the protection of soldiers the marchers managed to arrive in Montgomery after three days. The marchers were met in Montgomery - the epicentre of the movement and the site of the 1954 bus boycott - by 50,000 supporters, who were <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fmlk-kpp01.stanford.edu%2Findex.php%2Fencyclopedia%2Fdocumentsentry%2Fdoc_address_at_the_conclusion_of_selma_march%2F&amp;t=ODFiYTlmNTUzMDBkNDZlNDZmNWY3ZmRlMzUxZmFlM2IwZTFhYjJjMCxmektqZnFpQQ%3D%3D&amp;b=t%3AK8nQSpQKtfYKCWU81c9qzQ&amp;p=http%3A%2F%2Ftodayinhistory.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F112966559746%2Fmarch-7th-1965-bloody-sunday-in-selma-on-this&amp;m=1">addressed by King</a>. Their efforts were rewarded when, in August of that year, Congress passed the Voting Rights Act that ensured all Americans could vote. This was one of the crowning achievements of the Civil Rights Movement, and the Selma to Montgomery march is commemorated as one of the most important moments of the struggle.</small></p><blockquote><p><b><i><small>“We are on the move and no wave of racism can stop us. The burning of our churches will not deter us. The bombing of our homes will not dissuade us. We are on the move now…not even the marching of mighty armies can halt us. We are moving to the land of freedom”</small></i></b><br/><small>- King’s &lsquo;Address at the Conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery March’ - 25th March, 1965</small></p></blockquote></blockquote>
Martin, Martin Luther King Jr., and Racism: 15
 GE
<p><a href="http://todayinhistory.tumblr.com/post/158118559340/march-7th-1965-bloody-sunday-in-selma-on-this" class="tumblr_blog">todayinhistory</a>:</p>

<blockquote><h2><b>March 7th 1965: Bloody Sunday in Selma</b><br/></h2><p><small>On 
this day in 1965, a civil rights march took place from Selma to 
Birmingham, Alabama; it became known as ‘Bloody Sunday’. At this stage, 
the Civil Rights Movement had been in motion for over a decade and 
already achieved legislative success with the Civil Rights Act. However 
the focus of the movement now became making the promise of equal 
franchise guaranteed in the Fifteenth Amendment a reality. While 
African-Americans exercised the right to vote in the years after the 
amendment’s passage in 1870, discriminatory measures like literacy 
tests, poll taxes, and grandfather clauses were soon implemented across 
the country to deprive them of the vote. Thus in 1965 civil rights 
leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. made voter registration the core of 
their efforts, centering the campaign on the particularly discriminatory
 Selma, AL. On March 7th - ‘Bloody Sunday’ - as the six hundred unarmed 
marchers were crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge, they were descended 
upon by state troopers who viciously beat the protestors. The violence 
encountered by these peaceful marchers, which was captured on television
 and broadcast around the world, led to national outcry and caused 
President Johnson to publicly call for the passage of his 
administration’s proposed voting rights bill. After securing the support
 of federal troops, another march was held on March 21st, and with the 
protection of soldiers the marchers managed to arrive in Montgomery 
after three days. The marchers were met in Montgomery - the epicentre of
 the movement and the site of the 1954 bus boycott - by 50,000 
supporters, who were <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fmlk-kpp01.stanford.edu%2Findex.php%2Fencyclopedia%2Fdocumentsentry%2Fdoc_address_at_the_conclusion_of_selma_march%2F&amp;t=ODFiYTlmNTUzMDBkNDZlNDZmNWY3ZmRlMzUxZmFlM2IwZTFhYjJjMCxmektqZnFpQQ%3D%3D&amp;b=t%3AK8nQSpQKtfYKCWU81c9qzQ&amp;p=http%3A%2F%2Ftodayinhistory.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F112966559746%2Fmarch-7th-1965-bloody-sunday-in-selma-on-this&amp;m=1">addressed by King</a>.
 Their efforts were rewarded when, in August of that year, Congress 
passed the Voting Rights Act that ensured all Americans could vote. This
 was one of the crowning achievements of the Civil Rights Movement, and 
the Selma to Montgomery march is commemorated as one of the most 
important moments of the struggle.</small></p><blockquote><p><b><i><small>“We are on the move and no wave of racism can stop us.
 The burning of our churches will not deter us. The bombing of our homes
 will not dissuade us. We are on the move now…not even the marching of 
mighty armies can halt us. We are moving to the land of freedom”</small></i></b><br/><small>- King’s &lsquo;Address at the Conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery March’ - 25th March, 1965</small></p></blockquote></blockquote>

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