Today in History
March 07, 1965
Some 600 people on a Montgomery, Alabama-bound march for African-American voting rights are brutally assaulted after crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge in the outskirts of Selma. A full-scale, court-protected Selma-to-Montgomery march happens at the end of March, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is signed later in the year.
Today's Feature History Article
During a civil rights march in 1965, photographer Bruce Davidson left the highway to focus on a single Alabama sharecropper and her nine children
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