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Thursday, January 15, 2009

A Guided History of the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama

January 19 marks the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., a remembrance of the life and legacy of a man who championed racial justice and equality.

From the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott, to the 1965 Selma to Montgomery protest march, King led many pivotal civil rights events in Alabama, a state considered by many to be the epicenter of civil rights movement in America.

After the fall of segregation, local activists in Alabama struggled to carry on King’s vision for…