Marie Foster

 

 

Age: 85

 

Summary: civil rights activist who helped launch Selma, Alabama's voting rights movement and was brutally beaten by state troopers during an infamous attack on marchers in 1965 in an incident which became known as "Bloody Sunday", images of which were shown nationwide on television and in newspapers creating the public sentiment for the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: October 24, 1917

 

Died: September 6, 2003

 

Location: Selma, Alabama