10 things you need to know today: March 5, 2023

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The Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.
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1. Biden to commemorate Bloody Sunday in Alabama

President Biden will visit Selma, Alabama, on Sunday to mark the 58th anniversary of civil rights leaders' attempt to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The day, which has since been coined "Bloody Sunday," saw Alabama state troopers attack the civil rights protesters as they crossed the bridge, beating them with clubs, chasing them on horseback, and deploying tear gas. Bloody Sunday would become a catalyst for the enhancement of civil rights in the United States, and its anniversary is commemorated every year. Biden will participate in the re-enactment of the bridge crossing, and is also expected to give a speech on voting rights and efforts to protect access to the ballot box.

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