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In March 1965, thousands of Americans participated in the campaign for equal voting rights in Alabama, paving the way for the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Did you or someone you know participate in the Voting Rights Campaign in Alabama’s Black Belt during the 1940s, 50s, or 60s? Do you or someone you know remember paying poll taxes, taking literacy tests, or going to citizenship schools? Did you or someone you know organize, protest, or march for voting rights in Alabama? If so, share your story, memorabilia, photographs and documents by contacting the