SELMA, Ala. (AP) — About 2,000 people marched Sunday across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where 36 years earlier police beat demonstrators who were walking from Selma to Montgomery to seek voting rights for blacks.
U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who was badly beaten during the first march over the bridge, led a delegation of congressional leaders that included House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt.
"Its going to be good to cross this bridge just one more time," Lewis said before marchers reached the bridge.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson called for a renewed commitment to civil rights issues.