Selma to Montgomer March Begins Mar07

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Selma to Montgomer March Begins

1965 – Civil Rights March in Alabama
Through the 25th, Alabama state troopers and sheriff’s deputies dispersed Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march with tear gas and billy clubs, Three white Unitarian ministers, including Rev. James J. Reeb, attacked on streets of Selma, Alabama. Reeb, who was participating in civil rights demonstrations, died later in…

1859 – Blacks Declared Non-Citizens of US
The Acting Commissioner of General Lands for the United States, J.S. Wilson, stated that blacks were not citizens of the United States, and therefore were not legally entitled to preempt public lands.
1985 – “ We Are the World” single is released
” We Are the World” single is released to benefit African famine.