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(1966) The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and other civil rights leaders, are pushed off the road as they resume a voters' march begun by James Meredith. Later they continued their walk, marching single file along the highway's shoulder. Meredith was shot in an ambush by a white man as he was marching from Memphis, Tenn., to Jackson, the capital of Mississippi, in an effort to encourage black residents to vote in the state's primary election. Religious leaders were quick to condemn the shooting and called for greater efforts on behalf of voting rights. Religion News Service file photo