Little Known Black History Fact: 50th Anniversary of the Last Leg of Selma to Montgomery March

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In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery voting rights march that concluded March 25, 1965, in Montgomery, Alabama, the final, 3-mile stretch of the march to the Capitol begin in West Montgomery, AL today March 25th, 2015.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led more than 3,000 marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, and continued on a 54-mile, four-day march to the state capitol in Montgomery.

Today, people from throughout the United States will gather in Selma to commemorate the anniversary by recreating the last leg of the march, starting in the City of St. Jude and ending at the Alabama State Capitol.

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(Photo Source: AP)

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