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The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King addresses gathering of followers after their aborted march yesterday in Selma, Ala.

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赛尔码 (Selma) 的第一次游行:196537

西元196537日,有525位民众正准备从赛尔码游行至阿拉巴马州的蒙哥马力郡 (Montgomery) ,这也是所谓的示威运动。当阿拉巴马州的警官们在赛尔码市外围的爱德蒙配特司桥 (Edmund Pettus Bridge) 与这些示威民众发生冲突时,这一天成为历史上的「血腥星期天」 (Bloody Sunday) 。为什么这些人要游行呢?


When 525 people started a planned march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, on Sunday March 7, 1965, it was called a demonstration. When state troopers met the demonstrators at the edge of the city by the Edmund Pettus Bridge, that day became known as "Bloody Sunday." Why were the people marching?

One hundred years after the end of the Civil War, many African Americans were still facing barriers which either prevented or made it very difficult for them to register to vote. In Selma, African Americans made up almost half the population, but only two percent were registered voters. Discrimination and intimidation tactics aimed at blacks kept them from registering and voting. The demonstrators marched to demand fairness in voter registration.

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