March 7, 2015. "Brooklyn Marches," in honor of the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday,"
March 7, 2015. “Brooklyn Marches,” in honor of the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,”

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.

City Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo (red hat) joined the marchers in honor of the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday"
City Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo (red hat) joined the marchers in honor of the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday”

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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  1. Marching against injustice is a step in the right direction, however, until individuals examine their hearts to look at what is “true” justice regardless of income, previleges or race this profound problem will still exist.

  2. I appreciate the involvement of our elected officials in commemorating this important historical event however what I need them to do in addition to this is to work on affordable housing policy and ensuring that the minority and women owned small businesses get a fair share of city and state service contracts while simultaniously ensuring that Brooklynites are paid a living wage. I need them to focus more on policy and less on ceremony!

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