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#MarchOn – National Liberty Museum Announces Selma Speech & Essay Contest

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President Lyndon B. Johnson moves to shake hands with Dr. Martin Luther King at the signing of the Voting Rights Act on August 6, 1965. Photo credit: LBJ Library photo by Yoichi Okamoto
President Lyndon B. Johnson moves to shake hands with Dr. Martin Luther King at the signing of the Voting Rights Act on August 6, 1965. Photo credit: LBJ Library photo by Yoichi Okamoto

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Selma civil rights march, a movement guided by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that led President Lyndon B. Johnson to sign the Voting Rights Act into law on August 6, 1965. The story of this powerful movement is being brought to life in an upcoming film titled Selma, which highlights the three months leading up to the Selma march as it has never been told.

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