Plank, Todd
December 2008
Empty Closet;Dec2008/Jan2009, Issue 419, p3C
The article focuses on the significance of the Edmund Winston Pettis Bridge in Selma, Alabama in the civil rights struggle of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Intersex (LGBTQI) people in the U.S. It recalls that after crossing Pettis Bridge, African American protesters were attacked by state troopers on Bloody Sunday, March 7, 1965. The violence resulted to several demonstrations held in support of the protesters. It notes that the bridge stands a symbol of the change that occurred in Alabama.


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