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How one Detroiter is commemorating the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday

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This week marks the 50th anniversary of the confrontation between civil rights marchers and Alabama State Troopers known as Bloody Sunday.

Retired teacher and librarian with Detroit Public Schools Gloria Mills has organized a bus trip to Selma for this weekend's commemoration.

The trip will take travelers to museums and historic sites where events from the civil rights movement took place.

The commemoration will bring educational workshops to Selma along with speakers who took part in the march.

The ability to hear the personal stories directly from those who were involved is very important to Mills, who says people easily forget what people went through.

"History is important because if you don't know it it's so easy to repeat it," Mills says.

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