The stations of Raycom Media, including WAFF-48, are proud to present the documentary "Selma: A March to Remember,"
The documentary focuses on personal accounts of the events of Bloody Sunday and the historic Selma-to-Montgomery March that followed.
It features stories from those who were leaders in the movement and from every day people who witnessed an extraordinary time and place in history. They discuss their experiences in the Civil Rights Movement, and the challenges still facing the movement today.
"As an Alabama based company, we are proud to be able to document the stories and history of our state, especially an event of this magnitude that helped shape our nation," said Paul McTear, President and CEO of Raycom Media.
Among those who share their stories are Bounce TV co-founder Ambassador Andrew Young, who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr.
Another is current U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), who was a leader in the Students for Non-violent Coordinating Committee during the time.
"I was hit in the head by a State Trooper with a nightstick," Lewis remembers in the film. "I thought I saw death."
Bounce TV was founded as the first African-American broadcast network in America. It is currently seen in 90 markets across in the country, including every top African- American market. Bounce TV reaches 74 percent of American televisions.
"As the nation's first ever broadcast network for African-Americans, we are indebted to everyone who helped drive the Civil Rights Movement forward through participating in such important events as marching across the Edmund Pettus Bridge that day. We are proud to partner with Raycom Media to bring this important special to viewers across the country," said Bounce TV President Ryan Glover.