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Selma and the (Fragile?) Representation Revolution


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Selma and the (Fragile?) Representation Revolution

Michael Li

If you are looking for symbolic stories from the battle for civil rights, it’s hard to beat Terri Sewell, an African-American woman born in Selma, in 1965, exactly one day before Martin Luther King, Jr. arrived in the city to help organize efforts to win the vote. Fifty years later, Sewell now represents Selma and surrounding communities in Congress.