The 45 mile march from Selma to Montgomery was aimed to gain voting rights for African Americans. The marchers were met with violence and needed protection from federal troops.
The History of Civil Rights
Granted the right to vote to all African Americans, banned literacy tests, enforced federal leadership of voter registration.
Voting Rights Act
In 1966, the political party The Black Panthers was formed to fight against police brutality . They were advocates for employment opportunities and equal housing for African Americans. They also spoke out against the Vietnam War.