Today in History
March 20, 1965
March for a Basic Right
President Lyndon Johnson informs Alabama Governor George Wallace that he will call up the Alabama National Guard to supervise a planned voting-rights march from Selma to Montgomery. On March 7th, state and local police had brutalized participants during a similar march. On March 25th, Martin Luther King, Jr. and 50,000 marchers arrive safely in Montgomery. Five months later Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act into law.
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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