Dozens march in Selma Solidarity March near Sherman Park

Posted at 8:34 PM, Mar 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-06 07:06:47-05
Thousands of people were in Selma, Alabama Sunday as they recreated a pivotal moment in the United State's civil rights movement. 
Fifty-two years ago, images of police beating and throwing tear gas at hundreds of marchers flashed across the television screens, capturing what is now known as "Bloody Sunday." 
The marchers were trying to cross the bridge from Selma to Montgomery, as an act of solidarity for racial equality and voting rights. 
Locally in Milwaukee, dozens of people gathered to the same on the city's north side. 
The group "UBlac Milwaukee" organized the event in the Sherman Park area. 
They say not since the 1960's have people of color seen this level of disenfranchisement, adding that the opportunity to bring people together is now. 
"We want people to know there is work to be done in Milwaukee," said Markasa Tucker, lead organizer of UBlac Milwaukee. "Now is the time to come together, find a space, find an organization come out of our silos and work together." 
The "Uplifiting Black Liberation and Community" or "UBlac" was founded in August 2016, following the unrest in Sherman Park after the shooting death of Sylville Smith by a Milwaukee police officer.