Sanders deletes tweet confusing 'Selma' movie photo with historic march
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Bernie SandersBernie SandersTim Ryan says he's 'looking seriously' at running for Portman's Senate seat Bernie Sanders has been most-followed member of Congress on social media for six years This week: Senate stuck in limbo 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.


Politwoops reported on Monday that Sanders’s account kept the flub live for 26 minutes before taking it down.

“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. 

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 Diane Rodham ClintonSenate to vote Tuesday on Biden's secretary of State pick Portman planned exit sets off Ohio free-for-all Biden must wait weekend for State Department pick 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.