Eyewitness History – The 1965 Selma March

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46 Responses to Eyewitness History – The 1965 Selma March

  1. Myiq2xu says:

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  4. Myiq2xu says:

    There is no comparison between the brave men and women who risked their lives at Selma (and other Civil Rights events) and the posers in OWS, Ferguson and Black Lives Matter.

  5. SHV says:

    “Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement” by Michael D’Orso and John Lewis is best book that I have read on Civil Rights movement and an excellent autobiography “memoir’

  6. DeniseVB says:

    “This is an unlawful march. It will not be allowed to continue.” Said the trooper sent by Gov. George Wallace (D-Racist).

    Can we start blaming the laws on the dumbass politicians and not the troopers and cops sent to enforce them ? I mean it’s only fair if anybody who criticizes BO is going to be called a racist😉

    As a teen I saw the news and the horror and asked why, why, why ? Growing up in the lily white DC suburban schools I never met a black person, until the maid hired to help mom after she had her 5th kid. I loved that woman like another mother so I never understood the hating part. I think the Boomer generation got it and things started getting much better as we turned into adults. New laws were made to protect ALL citizens. Why are Obama and his thugs seeing racism where there isn’t any ? Control ? Why is he making this about illegal immigration? Control ?

    • Myiq2xu says:

      The people who were in power back then are either dead or very old. The young people back then are retiring now. The kids from back then are my age.

      • DeniseVB says:




        • lyn says:

          I like the young men and women at the counter, and I would have sat with them. They beat the brunch-busters hands down.

        • leslie says:

          The only story my father ever “shared” about WWII, was how the black soldiers were treated. My father was nothing if not a friend to blacks for as long as he was alive. He knew how the Jews were treated throughout history and saw the same thing in the treatment of the blacks. I was raised to treat everyone with fairness and compassion.
          When I saw what happened in Selma, I was thoroughly shocked – horrified. What happened there was unthinkable. I think what is happening now would feel like a “F-U” to my parents. I never wanted them to be gone, but I’m relieved they don’t have to see what is happening now.
          (BTW: my mother passed away in 2011. She voted for bronco in 2008 and regretted it about 3 months into 2009. She’d be so dismayed if she were alive today.)

      • 49erDweet says:

        …and the “people who were in power back then” were idiots with memory loss problems trying to reverse the social changes begun during WWII, but that’s not important.

        • Myiq2xu says:

          Slavery and segregation were both before my time. I refuse to feel guilty or do penance for the sins of others.

          • 49erDweet says:

            I saw segregation. Being from CA and growing up without it, blew my mind. It was bad -lawless – in backwoods deep south in early 50’s. BAD!

          • 49erDweet says:

            After reviewing the length of the statute of limitations of a couple of southern states, upon advice of counsel I rescind everything I said above. It’s a lie. They were all swell.

          • DandyTIger says:

            Haha. No, you were right. Many parts of the south totally sucked donkey doo then. And too many paces had to be forced into the modern age.

          • Myiq2xu says:

            Some places up north and out west weren’t too civilized either.

          • 49erDweet says:

            You’re right about the forced part. One city PD harassed one of my black non-coms and jailed him for a week under a false name to hide him from our base’s Provost Marshall. After that, apparently hooligans rioted downtown while crooks broke into their jail, took photos and freed him, from what I heard.

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  8. DeniseVB says:

    Just wondering, wasn’t it John Lewis who went all ray-cist on the Clintons in 2008 ? Obama owes him😉

    • SHV says:

      He was a strong Hillary supporter until Jesse Jackson, Jr. and other Obama thugs threatened him, called him all kinds of nasty names, etc. John Lewis, IMO, hasn’t been the same since.

    • leslie says:

      Could be, but it was James Clyburn, (SC-6th) who first jumped on the “fairly tale” comment by Big Dawg and named Hillary and her husband RACIST.

      • leslie says:

        My son’s best friend (and best man) was an aide to Clyburn which is how I remembered. I was shocked and appalled by Clyburn . . . then appalled by the DNC, and then rest of the democrats utterly sickened me. .

  9. DeniseVB says:

    Good advice……

  10. DeniseVB says:

    Photo from today’s event….

  11. DeniseVB says:

    Not sure if this is in your “generic” area, the PBS fundraiser is really cool tonight. Vintage Broadway😉

    • leslie says:

      Thanks, Denise. It is surely in my generic area. I’ve had NCAA basketball on today. I was gonna watch the “Bosch” series on amazon tonight. Maybe not now that Vintage Broadway is on. 😉

  12. Myiq2xu says:

    Watching the original Bond movie:

  13. Dora says:

    Who the Hell is ‘we’? IMO he made a mockery of the entire civil rights’ movement with this disgusting speech.

    Obama at Selma: “We’re the Slaves Who Built the White House”

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