Rep. Sewell Wants Selma’s “Foot Soldiers” To Receive The Congressional Gold Medal

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Congresswoman Terri Sewell wants the Civil Rights marchers of Selma to be recognized by Congress for the work and sacrifices they made in the fight for voting rights for African Americans.

Rep. Sewell joined Roland Martin Thursday on ?NewsOne Now? to discuss the bill she has put forth in order to award the ?foot soldiers? of Selma the Congressional Gold Medal for their participation in Bloody Sunday, Turnaround Tuesday and/or the final 54-mile march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery.

?I think that they?re so worthy,? said Sewell. ?There are so many sung and unsung heroes? who she feels need to be recognized.


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Sewell told Martin, she ?dropped the bill? with support from the entire Alabama delegation. ?I think it?s longtime…

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