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Landmark Moments in Civil Rights History

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1965: Bloody Sunday

The Alabama African-American community held a march on Sunday, March 7, 1965 with a plan to walk from Selma to Montgomery and demand that the Governor put a stop to police violence against blacks. The group was met by state troopers, who attacked the crowd of people with tear gas, whips, and clubs. The incident garnered national attention. (AP Photo/File)

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