Fort Wayne March Remembers 50th Anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Fort Wayne citizens came together to remember those who lost their lives in 'Bloody Sunday'- a civil rights movement that happened 50 years ago in the town of Selma, Alabama.

Hundreds of people gathered in Fort Wayne on Sunday afternoon to cross the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. bridge and honor the 50th anniversary of the famous march for civil rights.

Nearly 600 people were attacked by police in 1965, as protesters attempted to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. The town was known for intense racism and dislike for equal voting rights.

In Fort Wayne, local leaders linked arms, including Public Safety Director Rusty York and Mayor Tom Henry.

The march went on for over a mile, remembering those who died in the name of justice and human rights.