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March 21, 2014 8:48 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

49 years ago today, 3200 civil rights activists began the Selma-to-Montgomery march.

Here’s a song I’ve always associated with the March, even though it was recorded a bit later: Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions with “We’re a Winner.”

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.

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