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10h 17min, mar 7, 1965 y - Bloody Sunday: Selma, Alabama. A march done by black citizens is taking place in support of voting rights when they are stopped at the Edmund Pettus Bridge by a police blockade. 50 marchers are hospitalised after police uses tear gas, whips, and clubs against them. Catalyst for pushing through the voting rights act five months later.

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LITERATURE SIDE BY SIDE WITH THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

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10h 17min, mar 7, 1965 y
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~ 53 years ago
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