Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visited Selma, met Perkins and Sewell

Published 10:44 am Sunday, February 20, 2022

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visited the city of Selma on last week.

Haaland toured the Selma Interpretive Center with U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell  (AL-07), Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr., Assistant Secretary Estenoz, They all met they met with community leaders and Foot Soldiers who marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Bloody Sunday, leading to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

“It was my distinct honor to welcome my dear friend, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, to Alabama,” Rep. Sewell said. “During Black History Month, we are reminded of the importance of preserving our history.

“After all, Black History is American History. I’m honored to partner with the National Park Service to ensure that the rich legacy of Alabama’s 7th District is preserved so that future generations can learn from the sacrifices of all those on whose shoulders we stand.”