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In this March 21, 1965 file photo, Martin Luther King Jr. and his civil rights marchers cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., heading for the capital, Montgomery, during a five-day, 50-mile walk to protest voting laws. Before the 1964 “Freedom Summer” registration drive in Mississippi, just 5.8 percent of blacks in that state could cast ballots.

In this March 21, 1965 file photo, Martin Luther King Jr. and his civil rights marchers cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., heading for the capital, Montgomery, during a five-day, 50-mile walk to protest voting laws. Before the 1964 “Freedom Summer” registration drive in Mississippi, just 5.8 percent of blacks in that state could cast ballots.

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