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Marchers Honoring MLK Cross Infamous Selma Bridge

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Actor David Oyelowo, who portrays Martin Luther King Jr. in the movie "Selma," addresses the crowd gathered on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, on Jan. 18, 2015. Looking on, from left, are Rep. Terri Sewell, (D-Ala.), "Selma" director Ava DuVernay, the rapper Common, Oprah Winfrey, and singer John Legend.

The stars of "Selma" and hundreds of others marched to recall one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights movement on the eve of the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

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Hundreds march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge as the sun sets.

In 1965, law enforcement officers used clubs and tear gas to try to disperse protesters crossing the bridge on their march to Montgomery, the Alabama capital some 50 miles away, to seek the right for blacks to register to vote.

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Marchers cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

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Barbara Carter holds up a sign as thousands march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

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Marchers walk towards the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

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Oprah Winfrey and other members of the cast of "Selma" walk down Broad St. towards the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

"Selma" chronicles the campaign leading up to the historic march from Selma to Montgomery and the subsequent passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

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