Black History Month Profile: Phillip Hunter, Freedom Fighter
Phillip Hunter is a native of Selma, Alabama. He was part of the Civil Rights Marches (including Bloody Sunday) from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Thousands of people, including Mr. Hunter, marched alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to express their outrage at Governor George Wallace and local governmental agencies in denying Blacks the right to vote. Mr. Hunter’s actions, along with thousands of “Foot Soldiers”, consisting of young students, adults, ministers and people of good will (Black and White), helped facilitate the passage of the Voting Right Act of 1965.
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