NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Lynda Blackmon Lowery was just 14 years old when she marched for voting rights in her hometown of Selma, Alabama, on March 7, 1965, also known as “Bloody Sunday.”
“I heard the ‘pop! pop!’ of the guns, felt something burning my mouth, my eyes,” she told WCBS 880’s Jane Tillman Irving. “I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t see.”
A white deputy grabbed her.