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Selma and A March for Freedom

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Social Studies +2 Age Level N/A

Sunday morning, March 7, 1965, several hundred protesters gathered in Selma, Alabama planning to march to Montgomery in the hopes of obtaining federal protection for a voting rights statute. 


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Civil Rights

Civil Rights Movement

John Lewis and Julian Bond

National Portrait Gallery

The Edmund Pettus Bridge

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Two Minute Warning

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Coming Into Montgomery

National Museum of African American History and Culture