21 March 2011

On today,

 in 1965,   
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and civil rights activists began the their third attempt, leading thousands of people on a 54 mile march from Selma to Montgomery Alabama to call for voting rights for African Americans.  Soon after, the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed by the U.S. Congress.  
--courtesy  blackfacts.com and credo.com


Reggie said...

I remember watching the 20th Anniversary march with my girlfriend when I was a college student @ Alabama State University back in '85.

Daij said...

I remember watching it too. I was at Lincoln Memorial University that same year