Edmund Pettus Bridge
The bridge became a landmark in the fight for racial justice when Lewis and other civil rights marchers were beaten there 55 years ago on “Bloody Sunday.”
The Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, is named after a Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader.
The Georgia Democrat and civil rights icon spoke on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where he and others faced state-sanctioned violence for peacefully marching.
“I am ready for the fight," the civil rights icon told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Fifty years later, that bridge -- and that goal -- still remain, reminding us that the fight for equality for African-Americans