Selma and the Alabama Black Belt were the battlegrounds for the Voting Rights Movement that resulted in the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Alabamians stood up and peacefully fought for the right to vote. SNCC, SCLC, national churches and religious organizations, civil rights and labor organizations, and stars of the Movement supported the Alabama Voting Rights Movement. We commemorate and thank them for their work, leadership and sacrifice. Today, we celebrate 57 years since that historic march with the help of the first United States Vice President of minority race, Mrs. Kamala Harris! There is still more work to do as states across the union pass voting and redistricting laws to stifle the minority vote. We must continue to fight!
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