This Day in History
Martin Luther King

Montgomery Freedom March
March 25, 1965

Led by Martin Luther King, Jr., over 25,000 civil rights activists marched from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama on a campaign for voter registration. The five-day Freedom March led to the signing of the Voting Rights Act by President Johnson. Because of these actions, there were drastic increases in the number of black registered voters and the number of blacks holding elective offices in the south.

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