The Transylvania Times -

By Park Baker
Staff Writer 

Speakers Recall County's Racial History - Brevard NC


Last updated 3/9/2015 at 8:58am

Tommy Kilgore (middle) talks to audience members after Tuesday's presentation. (Times photos by Park Baker)

Saturday, March 7, marked 50 years to the date that peaceful protestors in Selma, Ala., were beaten by police when attempting to march 50 miles from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., as part of the voting rights movement.

The members of the march were attacked with billy clubs and tear gas as they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge, named after a member of the Ku Klux Klan, and 17 people were hospitalized.

Those events, February being Black History month and recent events involving alleged police brutality on black citizens prompted the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancem...

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