1965 was the year of Selma in American Civil Rights history. In the years after the 1963 Birmingham Campaign, activists worked without broad success to register Blacks to vote in the Deep South. But a march on "Bloody Sunday" and the strategic leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brought the issue to a dramatic head. Thousands marched from Selma to Montgomery in an act of national solidarity that won passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act to protect the rights of all citizens. 2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of this tragic and pivotal history. Birmingham View has gathered some information about key events.