In Alabama, tornadoes rattle historic civil rights community


              Debris stretches across a field after a tornado that ripped through Central Alabama earlier this week along County Road 140 where loss of life occurred Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, in White City, Autauga County, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
            
              John Henderson, helps sift through debris looking for personal items as they recover from a tornado that ripped through Central Alabama earlier this week Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023 in Marbury, Ala.. Stunned residents tried to salvage belongings as rescue crews pulled survivors from the aftermath of a deadly tornado-spawning storm system. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
            
              Leighea Johnson looks over what is left of her home after a tornado that ripped through Central Alabama earlier this week destroying her home on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023 in Marbury, Ala. Her daughter and grandson where in the home and survived with minor injuries.  (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
            
              FILE - President Barack Obama, center, walks as he holds hands with Amelia Boynton Robinson across the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 2015, in Selma, Ala., for the 50th anniversary of the landmark event of the civil rights movement. Thursday’s Jan 12, 2023, storm inflicted heavy damage on Selma, cutting a wide path through the downtown area. Selma is a majority-Black working class city etched in the history of the civil rights movement and is now recovering from a natural disaster, in a region that has suffered for decades from economic depression and lacking public resources. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
            
              FILE - Six Catholic nuns, including Sister Mary Antona Ebo, front row fourth from left, lead a march in Selma, Ala., on March 10, 1965, in support of Black voting rights and in protest of the violence of Bloody Sunday when white state troopers brutally dispersed peaceful Black demonstrators. Thursday’s Jan 12, 2023, storm inflicted heavy damage on Selma, cutting a wide path through the downtown area. Selma is a majority-Black working class city etched in the history of the civil rights movement and is now recovering from a natural disaster, in a region that has suffered for decades from economic depression and lacking public resources. (AP Photo, File)
            
              FILE - State troopers swing billy clubs to break up a civil rights voting march in Selma, Ala., March 7, 1965. John Lewis, chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (in the foreground) is being beaten by a state trooper. Thursday’s Jan 12, 2023, storm inflicted heavy damage on Selma, cutting a wide path through the downtown area. Selma is a majority-Black working class city etched in the history of the civil rights movement and is now recovering from a natural disaster, in a region that has suffered for decades from economic depression and lacking public resources. (AP Photo, File)
            
              Cars carefully navigate downed trees and power lines on Chestnut Blvd. in Selma, Alab., Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, after a tornado passed through the area the day before. Rescuers raced Friday to find survivors in the aftermath of a tornado-spawning storm system that barreled across parts of Georgia and Alabama.  (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
            
              This image taken with a drone shows tornado damage, Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, in Selma, Ala. (DroneBase via AP)
            
              Debris litters a local business that was destroyed by a tornado that passed through downtown Selma Ala., Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023.  (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
In Alabama, tornadoes rattle historic civil rights community