Reverend T.W. Linton talks about the planned march on June 9, 1964 also known as “Bloody Tuesday” from First African Baptist Church to downtown Tuscaloosa.

Marchers were fighting for desegregated water fountains and bathrooms at the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse.

Danny Steele, who was 14 years old says the the Police Department and the Klu Klux Klan had other plans.

Steele says police immediately arrested all the ministers put them in the patty wagon and then they shot tear gas into the church as they tried to escape.

33 people were injured and 97 people arrested.

The march will be Tuesday at 10 a.m.

It will start at First African Baptist Church and end at the Tuscaloosa County Courthouse..

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