Dr. King was asked to join the protests, as were other ministers around the united states. most of them white. Many came down to Alabama, while protests started rising in D.C
MLK marching with fellow preachers, and families
The SNCC led a voting registration in Selma, around 1961 and 1964. The counties law enforcments werent really happy abought that. Martin Luther Kig and the SCLC saw the need of blacking voting by local activists. They hoped with the momentum and power of the Civil Rights Act they could win protection over voting rights
Everyone marching for the same thing
Marchers were walking across the bridge, some singing songs and prayers. The law enforcment, on horseback went down on them. Almost 100 people were in the hospital with fatal injuries
Even though the marchers from Selma to Montgomery fought very hard for their protests. On March 17, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson called a joint session of Congress. Announcing for a voting rights legislation's. For African Americans, protecting them from the obstacles that would prevent them from voting. In August congress passed the Voting Rights Act. This was to all African Americans. This banned literacy tests from happening.
President Obama marching with residents on the same bridge
Once the marchers reached Montgomery, they were welcomed by 50,000 white and black marchers. They were all gathered at the front of the capital to hear King, and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Ralph Bunche. People around the world watched the historic speeches.
Marchers on Washington protesting, holding signs
Police beating a man for protesting
Police barricading marchers from walking
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