Monday, March 09, 2015

The LuLac Edition #2853, March 9th, 2015

March 9th, 1965

A little known fact that does not get much attention is that there was a second March in Selma. It was  on March  9th. That fact is a matter of public record. There was still an injunction from the Federal Courts prohibiting the March. Dr. King was told that his safety as well as those of the marchers could not guaranteed. King decided to turn back and then wait for the legal possess to work itself out. The third March happened a few weeks later.
Former Senator Harris Wofford told Michael Smerconish that  this was the most significant march because by King showing restraint, there was no violence the third time around. Wofford believed that if King had gone through with it and there was more violence, then there might have been an overreaction that would not be sympathetic to the movement.
Wofford, the best shortest serving but one of the best Senators Pennsylvania ever had was on the best radio Talk Show not many people hear.  Michael Smerconish on POTUS, on Sirius. 9am.
The second march took place March 9. Troopers, police, and marchers confronted each other, but when the troopers stepped aside to let them pass, King led the marchers back to the church. He was obeying a federal injunction while seeking protection from federal court for the march. That night, a white group beat and murdered civil rights activist James Reeb, a Unitarian Universalist minister from Boston, who had come to Selma to march in the second march. Many other clergy and sympathizers from across the country also attended the second march. (


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