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Organizers form partnership as 50th anniv. of Bloody Sunday nears

ASU President Gwendolyn Boyd announces the partnership. ASU President Gwendolyn Boyd announces the partnership.
Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange says he's been working with Selma Mayor George Evans for over a year. Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange says he's been working with Selma Mayor George Evans for over a year.
Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange, ASU President Gwendolyn Boyd and Montgomery Co. Commission Chairman Elton Dean. Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange, ASU President Gwendolyn Boyd and Montgomery Co. Commission Chairman Elton Dean.
Martin Luther King, Jr. gives a speech from the steps of the Alabama Capitol looking out toward Dexter Ave. a half-century ago. Martin Luther King, Jr. gives a speech from the steps of the Alabama Capitol looking out toward Dexter Ave. a half-century ago.
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The 50th anniversary of the historic Selma to Montgomery March is quickly approaching and organizers want to be ready.

Tuesday, Alabama State University President Gwendolyn Boyd announced a partnership among ASU, the City of Montgomery and Montgomery County to prepare for the historic event.

The partnership announcement was planned for the same moment that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave in a speech on the Alabama Capitol steps a half-century ago. A photo of that event was posted on stands behind the speakers at Tuesday's announcement.

Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange said he has been in contact with Selma Mayor George Evans and they have been planning for the march a year in advance.

The theme for the 50th anniversary march will be "The Dream Marches On."

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