This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which ended discriminatory tactics that made it difficult for African-Americans to vote. The new book Jimmie Lee and James tells the story of two of the unsung civil rights heroes who were pivotal in the passage of this landmark legislation. Joining us tonight are the authors of the book, Steve Fiffer and Adar Cohen.
March 7 is the 50th anniversary of what became known in history as “Bloody Sunday.” It was the day a group of southern blacks attempted to march from the town of Selma, Ala. to Montgomery. Hear the voices of some of Selma's own and Chicago's own as they recount their memories of Selma before, during, and after that fateful Sunday.