Edmund Pettus Bridge/Selma Source: Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) / Getty

The NAACP began a ‘Journey for Justice’ walk yesterday in Selma, according to The Root, quoting the Associated Press. Selma is well-known as a cite in civil rights history where Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965 were used to highlight the racial injustice of the time. One march in March 1965 that took place on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in particular, was iconic. Met with violence that became widely known around the country, it would be the spark that led to the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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This time, the walk will go for 40 days and 40 nights from Selma to Washington D.C. and will protest racial injustice, just as it did in the 60’s…

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