The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

State and Nation

June 15, 2013

Rallies supporting voting rights held across Ala.

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Farrakhan talked about the continued need for the Voting Rights Act and praised organizers of the event for inviting him despite the criticism.

Earlier Friday, Farrakhan crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, site of the "Bloody Sunday" voting rights march in Selma. Farrakhan rode in a car across the bridge Friday while marchers walked alongside.

"While I was crossing the bridge I was thinking of those who went before us," he said.

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