This Day in History:, Selma to Montgomery March Begins.
March 21, 1965.
Led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., between 3,000 and
8,000 marchers crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge
out of Selma on their way to Montgomery.
Over the next five days, they were protected by thousands
of federalized Alabama National Guardsmen and soldiers.
Their numbers would swell to around 25,000.
At the state capitol, King would give his
famous "How Long, Not Long" speech.
The march came just days
after the passage of the civil
rights legislation known as
the Voting Rights Act.
The passage of the legislation followed two
unsuccessful attempts at the march which ended
in violence between police and the peaceful protestors.
President Lyndon Johnson cited the violence,
which had been broadcast on national television,
as a turning point in American history.
How long? Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
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Remembering Chester Bennington.
Chester Charles Bennington was born on
March 20, 1976, and died on July 20, 2017.
Here are five facts
to celebrate the
1. He had a close friendship with
the late Soundgarden and Audioslave
frontman, Chris Cornell.
2. Besides Linkin Park, he sang for
Dead by Sunrise and Stone Temple Pilots.
3. He also acted
and appeared in
‘Crank’ and ‘Saw 3D.’.
4. His first band
was Sean Dowdell
and His Friends?.
5. He cited Depeche Mode
and Stone Temple Pilots as
his early inspirations.
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Ben Affleck Reveals What He Actually Said , to Jennifer Lopez at Grammys.
There has been much speculation about what Affleck said to Lopez when they appeared to be upset with each other at the Grammys.
In a new 'Hollywood Reporter' profile, Affleck shared what their exchange was actually about.
I saw [GRAMMY host Trevor Noah approach] and I was like, 'Oh, God.' They were framing us in this shot, but I didn’t know they were rolling, Ben Affleck, via 'The Hollywood Reporter'.
I leaned into her and I was like,
'As soon they start rolling, I’m going to slide away from you and leave you sitting next to Trevor.', Ben Affleck, via 'The Hollywood Reporter'.
She goes, 'You better
f****** not leave.' , Ben Affleck, via 'The Hollywood Reporter'.
Affleck asserted that he wasn't
bothered by the viral moment.
I had a good time at the GRAMMYs. My wife was going, and I thought, 'Well, there’ll be good music.
It might be fun, Ben Affleck, via 'The Hollywood Reporter'.
The 50-year-old actor also addressed how some people questioned whether he was under the influence of alcohol at the show.
I thought, that’s interesting. That raises a whole other thing about whether or not it’s wise to acknowledge addiction because there’s a lot of compassion, but there is still a tremendous stigma, which is often quite inhibiting. , Ben Affleck, via 'The Hollywood Reporter'.
When it was pointed out that Affleck
has become a walking meme, he said,
"At a certain point, I am who I am."
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Lonnie Rashid Lynn turns
51 years old today.
Here are five fun
facts about the
1. His stage name used
to be Common Sense.
2. The Grammy-winning artist
has written children’s books.
3. Common was nominated
for an NAACP Image Award
for his book, ‘I Like You
But I Love Me.’.
4. He founded the
5. He is a fan of the Chicago Bulls
in honor of his hometown. .
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Stuttgart community members marched through Washington Square on Patch Barracks to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This holiday marks a time to celebrate societal progress and reflect upon..