After 'Bloody Sunday'

March 26, 1965

Staff writer William Thomas was there when thousands marched from Selma to the Capitol steps in Montgomery, Alabama, following the violence of "Bloody Sunday" in Selma. The movement eventually led to passage of the Voting Rights Act.

Thursday night Gov. (George) Wallace called the massive march “prostitution of lawful process” but praised Alabama’s white people for “staying completely away because we asked them to.”

In a negative sort of way this day has been a good day for Alabama in view of the fact that thousands of people marched on our Capitol here in Montgomery and maligned and talked about the people of Alabama but not a single incident occurred.