Voting Rights Fight Returns


In March, 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery Alabama. Pictured above are Ralph Bunche, Dr. King, Dr. Ralph Abernathy, Post reporter, now publisher, Paul Cobb (with pencil and glasses), Milton Hare and Will Battles. Obama credited the Selma March for the Voting Rights Bill that led to his election as the first Black President. “It is ironic that Rosa Parks’ statue is being unveiled on the same day that the Supreme Court is hearing arguments for discontinuing the voting rights bill. John Lewis, Julian Bond and I have been talking about the need to march and protest again to protect our right to vote,” said Cobb. See story on page 7.