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In pictures: US civil rights movement
Selma and Voting Rights Act

Dr King's protest movement brought about the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which outlawed racial discrimination in the US.

But the struggle continued.

In March 1965, deputies and troopers attacked voting rights activists with clubs and tear gas, on a march from the Alabama town of Selma to Montgomery.

The events helped to pave the way for the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which enabled far wider registration of black voters.

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