This year we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 50-mile march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
Although it took place two states away, folks all over the country including here in Southwest Louisiana did what they could to advance the cause of civil rights. That fight continues; the right for equal justice, the right not to be discriminated against because of the color of one's skin, one's gender, sexual orientation, religion or lack thereof.
An organized bus ride to Selma from Lake Charles is planned for Saturday, March 7th, but you must register by Wednesday, March 4th. Log onto the Better Southwest Louisiana page on kplctv.com for details (see pic to the left).
Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. KPLC is proud to sponsor tonight's (Friday Feb 27th) 7pm telecast of "Selma, a March to Remember" as a reminder of the cost of equality that is the key to the American Dream and a better Southwest Louisiana.
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