LA Times – The thick-lettered headline on the front page of the Los Angeles Times 50 years ago today was terse and unambiguous: “Negro Marchers Clubbed” and then, in larger type, “Melee in Selma,” over a five-column photo of a white trooper bludgeoning a downed black marcher at the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
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