Struggle of civil rights era told in 'Selma'

January 2, 2015 7:08 AM

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In 1965 in Selma, Alabama, only 2.1 percent of voting age African-Americans were registered to vote.

Why? The system was rigged to exclude African-Americans. The obstacles included passing a "literacy" test, paying a poll tax, and interpreting sections of the Alabama state constitution.

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