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Today in History: Civil Rights Marchers Arrive in Montgomery

Forty-eight years ago today, thousands of civil rights marchers completed their historic journey from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

There, standing on the steps of the State Capitol Building, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. responded to the question “How long will it take?” with a powerful message that resonates still today.

How long? Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.

During his second inaugural address, President Obama linked Selma, Stonewall and Seneca Falls as pivotal moments in American history, guided by the same presiding truth that all of us are created equal.

We keep these words in mind as we prepare to stand together tomorrow morning outside the Supreme Court in support of LGBT equality. Join us and learn more about how you can show support for marriage equality by visiting hrc.org/standformarriage.

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