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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Edmund Pettus Bridge
The Edmund Pettus Bridge is a bridge that carries U.S. Highway 80 across the Alabama River in Selma, Alabama. Built in 1940, it is named for Edmund Winston Pettus, a former Confederate brigadier general and U.S. Senator from Alabama. The bridge is a steel through arch bridge with a central span of . It is famous as the site of the conflict of Bloody Sunday on March 7, 1965, when armed officers attacked peaceful civil rights demonstrators attempting to march to the state capital of Montgomery. - Source: Wikipedia
Last weekend, thousands of people from across the country gathered to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge, re-enacting the voting rights march that put the small Alabama city forever on the map of civil rights history.
Speakers at the commemoration Sunday of a key event in African Americans' fight for voting rights urged Congress to resurrect the requirement that many southern states get federal approval for changes in election laws.