On Sunday March 7, 1965, hundreds of people were attacked by Alabama State Troopers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge as they marched from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery, Ala., to protest racial discrimination in voting. The events that day led Congress to enact the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
More than 800 Delta employees and their friends and family boarded buses early Sunday morning to head to Selma to participate in the 50th Anniversary of the Annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee.
Delta employees joined hundreds of thousands of people as they marched across the bridge to recreate the historic event that took place 50 years ago. Delta also participated as the exclusive airline sponsor of the 50th anniversary.