Bernie SandersBernie SandersIn California race, social justice wing of Democrats finally comes of age Sanders to headline progressive 'People's Summit' The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE’s campaign on Monday deleted a tweet that mistook an image from the movie "Selma" for a photo of the actual historic civil rights march.
Sanders's account tweeted a still from the 2014 film in a tweet commemorating the 51st anniversary of the march, as first reported by Politico.
“Bloody Sunday was about showing the entire world how far some would go to prevent African Americans from voting,” the tweet said, according to the site, which documents politicians' deleted tweets.
Sanders’s tweet featured a cast photo from the movie recreating the march, Politwoops said.
Sanders's Twitter account still has two tweets up discussing the significance of the 1965 march.
The right to vote is at the heart of freedom and equality in America, and the effort to suppress it must be met by fierce resistance.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 7, 2016
But to this day there are efforts by Republicans to make it harder for African-Americans, low-income people and senior citizens to vote.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 7, 2016
Civil rights activists organized three marches from Selma, Ala., to nearby Montgomery in 1965 to raise support for the Voting Rights Act.
“Selma,” a best picture Oscar nominee, came out in 2014 and starred David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Carmen Ejogo as his wife, Coretta Scott King.
The Sanders campaign’s gaffe comes as it struggles to win over African-American voters from Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonClinton defends April Ryan, Rep. Maxine Waters in speech Lobbying world Trump puts foreign investors first by supporting the Republican tax plan MORE in the Democratic presidential primary.
The Sanders campaign is intensifying its outreach as the candidates approach the midpoint of the primary calender.
Clinton is beating Sanders among black voters by a large majority, helping her win over a number of Southern states and maintain her front-runner status.