Final stretch: Selma-to-Montgomery marchers reach AL capitol - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Final stretch: Selma-to-Montgomery marchers reach AL capitol

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The fifth and final day of the Selma-to-Montgomery march started Friday morning with a large crowd making its way toward downtown Montgomery. That crowd reached their final destination at the front steps of Alabama's capitol around 1 p.m.

The crowd was larger than the estimated 100 who started the 54 mile journey on Monday.

The final stretch of the commemoration and re-enactment started at 11 a.m. as participants made their way from the parking lot of Calhoun Foods on Fairview Avenue across from Carver High School and St. Jude. 

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The marchers will arrive at the capitol on Dexter Avenue for a 1 p.m. voting rights rally as part of the 50th anniversary of Blood Sunday and the subsequent Selma-to-Montgomery march. 

The man who led the original march, Martin Luther King, Jr., was gunned down in 1968 but his legacy lives on as his son, Martin Luther King, III and other national leaders join the march to the capitol. 

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