Did The Civil Rights Movement Fail Selma, Alabama?

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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
http://www.theguardian.com/money/us-money-blog/2015/jan/05/rising-income-inequality-deadlier-for-black-americans-study
“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
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/mar/06/alabama-selma-50-years-civil-rights-struggle
“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
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2015/0306/Selma-s-message-on-civil-rights-50-years-later-video
“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
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2015/03/10/3631364/thousands-depart-selma-leaving-deep-poverty-behind/
“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.”

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