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50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday/The Role of Catholic Sisters

March 9, 2015

Sunday Bloody Sunday
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March 7, 1965, was a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement: the day known as Bloody Sunday when peaceful demonstrators marching from Selma to Montgomery were viciously assaulted by local police and Alabama state troopers.

The injured were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital where the Sisters of St. Joseph were called to extraordinary service.

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Photo caption: Participants, some carrying American flags, marching in the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965

Photo attribution: By Peter Pettus (Library of Congress) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons