This Week in History: March 6-12

ABC News' Jonathan Karl looks back at great moments in history, politics and pop culture.
1:51 | 03/06/16

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The negro people. Alabama are determined to be briefed. It is we can history 1965. Sunday march 7 civil rights protesters gathered to cross the Edmund pettis bridge from Selma to Montgomery Alabama. State troopers and local police blocked their march and assaulted the peaceful demonstrators with bully clubs and tear gas. Televised attack dubbed Bloody Sunday was a turning point in the battle for voting rights and civil rights. To ignore the facts of history and the aggressive impulses of an evil empire this week in 1983 president Ronald Reagan dubbed the Soviet Union. These evil empire. And quoted author CS Lewis to oppose a freeze on nuclear arms. Louis road to the greatest evil is conceived in order and well lighted offices by quiet man. Who do not raise their voices. This week in 2009 former NASDAQ chairman and investment advisor Bernie Madoff. Pleaded guilty to eleven felony charges. Including securities fraud and money laundering. He was sentenced to 150. Years in order to pay 170. Billion dollars in restitution. If he expects Bakken and this week in 1950 the iconic Volkswagen micro bus rolled into production. Billed as the perfect vehicle for the working German farmer. Americans would come to know it as they hit the fan symbol of the counterculture. It would counter culture iconic Grateful Dead founder Jerry Garcia died in 1995. VW pay tribute with the image of its micro bus heading to tear. This week in history on Jonathan Karl.

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