NAACP-backed protest march kicks off, will stretch 860 miles from Selma to Washington

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By Associated Press

SELMA, Alabama (AP) — An 860-mile protest march to Washington has begun in Selma, 50 years after the city’s historic 1965 march for African-American rights.

The Rev. Theresa Dear noted the magnitude of what lies ahead, but never doubted that the “40-day-and-40-night” march will be successful.

Dear told the Montgomery Advertiser just before the march began at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, “We are doing something of biblical proportions.”

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