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A replica of an African-American “Tent City” bedroom is displayed at Lowndes Interpretive Center, Feb. 3, 2015, in Hayneville, Ala. After the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, many black tenant farmers registered to vote and were kicked off their land by the weathy, white landowners. Residents of the Tent Cities routinely kept a shotgun beneath the mattress in case they needed it in the middle of the night. (Photo by Carmen K. Sisson/Cloudybright)
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2015 Carmen K. Sisson/Cloudybright
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Selma, Alabama
A replica of an African-American “Tent City” bedroom is displayed at Lowndes Interpretive Center, Feb. 3, 2015, in Hayneville, Ala. After the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, many black tenant farmers registered to vote and were kicked off their land by the weathy, white landowners. Residents of the Tent Cities routinely kept a shotgun beneath the mattress in case they needed it in the middle of the night. (Photo by Carmen K. Sisson/Cloudybright)