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King leads second attempt at a voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. leads a second march for voting rights from Selma, Alabama. As the march crosses the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the protesters meet state police officers. Instead of confronting them, the marchers kneel, pray, and retreat, as King had agreed in last-minute negotiations with President Lyndon Johnson. The day would become known as Turnaround Tuesday. Later that day three white ministers who had participated in the march, including James Reeb, are attacked by a mob as they walk down the street.

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