Thursday, March 12, 2015

Tangipahoa Parish Residents Attend Selma 50th Anniversary

Doris Lloyd, Selma, Alabama
Photo Credit: Antoinette Harrell
Residents of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana., traveled to Selma, Alabama to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of " Bloody Sunday," the Selma to Montgomery March, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. President Obama marked the 50th Anniversary Marches from Selma to Montgomery where thousands gathered. 

African American people of Tangipahoa Parish realize that the struggle for equality and human rights are still challenges that we face today. People carrying signs that said 50 years later and we're still fighting for equality. The Edmund Pettus bridge is a reminder of the blood that were shed and lives that were loss for our right to vote. The African American churches in the parishes sured set a goal to hold an annual voter registration drive as well as protect the right to vote.

Jimmie Lee Jackson was a civil rights activist in Marion, Alabama, and a deacon in the Baptist church. On February 18, 1965, while participating in a peaceful voting rights march in his city, he was beaten by troopers and shot by Alabama State Trooper James Bonard Fowler. Jackson was unarmed and died eight days later in the hospital. 

As residents of Tangipahoa Parish embark upon the 50th Anniversary of the M.C. Moore case. A § 1651 (a), seeking injunctions against the further implementation of certain provisions of ("Acts 1 and 2") based on their alleged interference with a court-ordered consent decree. The underlying consent decree arose from a 1965 federal desegregation suit, Moore V. Tangipahoa Parish School Board, in which the district court issued an order establishing certain student assignment and facilities requirement aimed at assisting the Board is achieving unitary school system status. longstanding pending desegregation case in Tangipahoa Parish. The desegregation plaintiffs and the Tangipahoa Parish School Board filed motions for the issuance of writs pursuant to the All Writs Act, 28 U.S.C.