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Choirs’ Joyous Crowds Outnumber Anti-Gay Protesters in Alabama
KQED Arts

KQED Arts

October 11, 2017

Members of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus reflect on the experience of
crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama

The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir received a police escort through the city of Selma, Alabama. 

It was the second day of a week-long tour that took the singers through Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. The six blue buses bearing some 250 singers and around 50 family members, organizers, reporters, a documentary team, and various other hangers on, swept importantly into the quiet town on an overcast Monday afternoon. 

Cops stopped cars at a few intersections. The locals didn’t seem otherwise inconvenienced. Except for two individuals. 

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