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Dr. Frederick D. Reese was born on November 28, 1929, in Dallas County, Alabama. Reese, a minister, educator, and civil rights activist, became a national figure on March 7, 1965. On that infamous day Reese and hundreds of other activists attempted to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. The day would come to be known as Bloody Sunday after protestors were beaten and sprayed with tear gas.


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