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This Week in History: The end of a 54-mile march

Posted at 2:09 PM, Mar 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-30 16:09:00-04

On This Week in History, Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights activists completed their march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

It took the peaceful demonstrators five days to make the 54-mile march.

They arrived at the Capitol Building in Montgomery on March 25, 1965.

The group was campaigning for voting rights and King told the crowd, in part, quote "There was never a moment in American History more honorable and more inspiring..."

Two previous marches had been halted by local police.

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