CULTURE

March 13, 2015

A Historic Day: Selma 50 Years Later…In Pictures

Selma 50

On Saturday March 7th, history was made. Tens of thousands came out to remember what happened on that historic day on Edmund Pettus Bridge.

In 1964, that day was filled with bodies, clouds of gas, trampling, screaming and wailing, batons breaking bones, and blood profusely running from head blows. It was a ‘Bloody Sunday’.

But on a peaceful, 70 degree day on March 7, 2015, it was a day of reflecting. It was a day of all nationalities and ages coming together to celebrate our victories as well as talk about where we need to go from here.

The evening concluded with BET/Centric hosting an amazing ‘Centric Celebrates Selma’ concert which airs Friday at 8PM EST.

Words cannot adequately describe the day. I will never forget.

Check out my cameo in Mashable.com’s video below.

Selma 50

Selma 50

Selma 50

Selma 50

Selma 50

Selma 50

U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Selma 50

Selma 50

Estelle

Selma 50 Mali Music

Mali Music

Selma 50

Selma 50

Flava Flav and MC Lyte

Photos: Ridley Ingram



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Kim Ford
Kim Ford is the founder & publisher of JubileeMag.com, author of "The Success Mindset", a God-inspired media mogul, speaker, red carpet correspondent, culture influencer, super mom and your ideal best friend. She's interviewed greats like Tyler Perry, Sony Pictures exec DeVon Franklin, Meagan Good, Mali Music, Kevin Hart, Jada Pinkett Smith, T.D. Jakes and more. You've probably seen her covering the red carpet at the BET Awards, Soul Train Awards and many others. You can always find her bringing faith to mainstream and empowering women! To learn more about Kim, click here. #TeamLove #TeamStrongFamilies #TeamiPhone




 
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