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From the visit of the cast and crew of the film “Selma” in January to the 60th Anniversary of the start of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Troy Public Radio has provided coverage of Civil Rights events and milestones for NPR’s Hourly Newscast in 2015.

Frequent contributor to Troy Public Radio Verna Gates speaks with the BBC’s Stephen Nolan about the 50th Anniversary of the March from Selma to Montgomery. Gates spoke live with the BBC from Selma following President Obama’s address honoring the bravery of those who marched that day in 1965.

Today's special episode remembers and reflects on the events of fifty years ago, Bloody Sunday and the March from Selma to Montgomery. We invite you to listen to the words of those who participated in the March and some who were deeply influenced by it.

Mourners turned out in Montgomery, Ala., to remember civil rights pioneer Julian Bond, who died Aug. 15. In 1971, he became the first president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, based in Montgomery.

Civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson has died. Her brutal beating during the 1965 Bloody Sunday march was depicted in the movie Selma.

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