The following story has moved as this week’s Monday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report:
MARCH AGAINST FEAR — A half-century ago, thousands joined a march across Mississippi to challenge a system that condoned violence against black people and suppressed their rights — issues still reverberating in today’s national debates about police violence. The link between past and present was on the minds of participants in the march 50 years ago who recently told their stories to The Associated Press. By Emily Wagster Pettus. SENT: 1,000 words, 21 photos.