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Rosa Parks Sculpture Unveiled: Local Sculptor Leaves Permanent Mark on the Capitol p. 6 Classical Underground: A Cultural Harbinger of Things to Come p. 11 Garcetti and Greuel in Mayoral Runoff and Carson Mayor Jim Dear Re-elected p. 22 O Conservatives Take Aim at Voting Rights Act/ to p. 7 March 8 - 21, 2013 President Johnson’s adoption of the Civil Rights Movements’ signature slogan, essentially making it n March 7, 1965, a young John Lewis, head of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, co-lead 600 people in a voting rights march intended to go from Selma, Alabama to the state capitol in Montgomery. They only got as far as the Edmund Pettus Bridge where they were brutally beaten by a mob of state troopers, county sheriffs and deputies, in what came to be known as “Bloody Sunday.” Eight days later, before the third attempted march finally succeeded, President Lyndon Johnson stood before Congress and introduced legislation that became the Voting Rights Act, which Congress passed six months later. In his introductory speech, Johnson said: Even if we pass this bill, the battle will not be over. What happened in Selma is part of a far larger movement which reaches into every section and state of America. It is the effort of American Negroes to secure for themselves the full blessings of American life. Their cause must be our cause, too, because it is not just Negroes but really it is all of us who must overcome the crippling legacy of bigotry and injustice. And we shall overcome. The Local Publication You Actually Read By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor Graphic: Mathew Highland 1

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