On Saturday, March 7, elected officials across Brooklyn, along with around 600 New York City residents gathered on the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge to march across in honor of the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” when 600 Americans gathered at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965 in a walk of solidarity for the civil, human right of African Americans to vote.
Participants representing Central Brooklyn included Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, State Senator Jesse Hamilton, State Assemblymember Latrice Walker, City Councilmember Robert Cornegy, in partnership with clergy, organized labor, civil rights organizations and hundreds others.
New York City residents of all ages carried signs reflecting the significance of the day that marked a major turning point in American history, while other signs served as a reminder of how the current battles around race relations leave yet more work to be done!
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