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Selma to Montgomery marches

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Selma to Montgomery March

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Selma to Montgomery: Retracing the march - BBC News

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MLK's Selma to Montgomery marches

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Selma-Montgomery March

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25th March 1965: The Selma to Montgomery March ends at the Alabama State Capitol

The Selma to Montgomery marches were three protest marches, held in 1965, along the 54-mile (87 km) highway from Selma, Alabama to the state capital of Montgomery. The marches were organized by nonviolent activists to demonstrate the desire of African-American citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote, in defiance of segregationist repression, and were part of a broader voting rights movement underway in Selma and throughout the American South. By highlighting racial injustice, they contributed to passage that year of the Voting Rights Act, a landmark federal achievement of the Civil Rights Movement.
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  • Selma movement established: 1963–1964 

  • 1965 campaign launched 

  • First Selma-to-Montgomery March 

  • Second march: "Turnaround Tuesday" 

  • March to Montgomery 

  • Legacy and honors 

  • Representation in media