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Alabama brawl turns spotlight on Montgomery’s racial history

Montgomery, Alabama, played a central role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. In 1861, the city briefly served as the first capital of the Confederate States of America. The Montgomery Bus Boycott was the first major protest against segregation. On March 7, 1965, hundreds of people marched from Selma to Montgomery to fight for equal rights.

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