Loudoun Times: Rep. Comstock Visits Selma, Attends ‘Bloody Sunday’ Remembrances
U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.-10th) was among the roughly 100 lawmakers in Selma, Ala., last weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” the 1965 Civil Rights protest that turned gruesome and awakened the nation to the horrors of hate and racism in the South.
Speaking from Alabama on Sunday, Comstock called the pilgrimage inspiring and said it gave her insight into the trials African Americans went through during the Civil Rights movement. The trip, organized through the Faith and Politics Institute, was her first visit to Selma.
"The churches are museums," said Comstock, referencing several churches she visited where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave speeches a half-century ago, including the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, the site of a 1963 bombing that killed four African American girls.
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