WATCH: President Johnson signs Voting Rights Act in 1965

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Circa 1965:  Participants, some carrying American flags, marching in the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965
Circa 1965: Participants, some carrying American flags, marching in the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965
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Watch this historical video of President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act on Aug. 6, 1965.

WATCH: President Johnson signs Voting Rights Act in 1965

Updated