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Selma and the Alabama Black Belt were the battlegrounds for the Voting Rights Movement that resulted in the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Selma is located high on the banks of the Alabama River in Dallas County of which it is the county seat. The city is best known for the Battle of Selma and for the Selma to Montgomery Marches.
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Selma to Montgomery marches; Part of the Civil Rights Movement: Alabama State troopers attack civil-rights demonstrators outside Selma, Alabama, on Bloody Sunday, March 7, 1965
Rep. John Lewis stand on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, nearly 50 years after the brutal events of “Bloody Sunday.”
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Fifty years ago, civil rights activists marched through Selma to challenge ingrained inequality in a movement that would forever change America.
Selma March, also called Selma to Montgomery March, political march from Selma, Alabama, to the state’s capital, Montgomery, that occurred March 21–25, 1965.Led by Martin Luther King, Jr., the march was the culminating event of several tumultuous weeks during which demonstrators twice attempted to march but were stopped, once violently, by local police.
Selma is a town in Johnston County, North Carolina, United States.In 2010, the population was 6,073, and as of 2017 the estimated population was 6,684. Selma is part of the Raleigh-Durham-Cary Combined Statistical Area.The area has a population over 1.7 million residents, though the town of Selma is able to maintain its rural character.
Located in the Historic District of Selma, Alabama at the foot of the famous Edmund Pettus Bridge, the scene of “Bloody Sunday,” the National Voting Rights Museum & Institute is the cornerstone of the contemporary struggle for voting rights and human dignity.