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Did The Civil Rights Movement Fail Selma, Alabama?

It's been more than 50 years since the march in Selma, but many feel that little progress has been made. So what is Selma like today?

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Poverty leads to death for more black Americans than whites (theguardian.com)
"Being poor has an adverse effect on one's health and poorer communities have a higher mortality rate."

Fifty years after Selma, Alabama at the heart of a new civil rights struggle (theguardian.com)
"Half a century ago, the Selma to Montgomery march represented a watershed in modern American life."

Selma's message on civil rights 50 years ago (csmonitor.com)
"It begins with one wavering voice, then two, then many, until a groundswell of song rises to the honey-colored rafters of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, filling the sanctuary with the faith and conviction that is the rhythm of survival here in Selma, Ala. "

The Dark Side Of Selma The Mainstream Media Ignored (thinkprogress.org)
"When nearly 100,000 people descended on Selma last week to mark the 50th anniversary of the attack on voting rights protesters known as Bloody Sunday, they encountered a city that looked nothing like the quaint but divided community depicted in the recent Hollywood film."