March from Selma to Montgomery, 1965

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On March 21, 1965, John Hope Franklin participated in the March from Selma to Montgomery, walking shoulder to shoulder with a group of US historians amid a crowd of over 8,000 people. It was the third major march in Alabama that year led by Dr. Martin Luther King and a number of civil rights organizations in Alabama to bring attention to need for a federal voting rights act.

 

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