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In Selma, Democratic Hopefuls Court the Black Vote

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In Selma, Democratic Hopefuls Court the Black Vote

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In Selma, Democratic Hopefuls Court the Black Vote

In Selma, Democratic Hopefuls Court the Black Vote

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In 1965, activists in Selma, Ala., were attacked by police with clubs during a peaceful voting-rights march. On Sunday, as marchers assembled to honor their predecessors, it was the votes of African Americans that drew the attention of Democratic Senators Hillary Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois.