Sunday, February 4, 2001

Through Spokane's eyes

The Edmund Pettus bridge:
Then and now


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Then: Thousands of demonstrators make a third attempt to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. on March 21, 1965, after the first two were blocked or hindered by law enforcement officers ordered by then-Gov. George Wallace. (File photo)

Now: An American flag flies from a porch awning near the Edmund Pettus Bridge, a landmark of the voting rights movement, which spans the Alabama River in Selma, Ala. On Jan. 20, 2001, a prayer vigil was to be held on the bridge to coincide with the inauguration of President Bush, but was later canceled. Political and racial turmoil continues to beset Selma four months after the election of its first black mayor, a victory many hoped would bring unity to this voting rights landmark. (Kevin Glackmeyer/Associated Press)

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