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Economic Disparity Persists on Old Civil Rights Battleground

Thousands of people are gathering Saturday in the small U.S. Southern City of Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a historic voting rights march. The 1965 event, known as “Bloody Sunday,” cast a spotlight on racial discrimination and the plight of millions of African-Americans denied the right to vote in parts of the South. Decades after civil rights battles in Selma and surrounding communities the focus has shifted to economic priorities. “What about better jobs,...

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