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February 18, 2008

James Orange, civil rights activist, dies at 65

The Rev. James Orange, right, prays at the tombs of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King in 2007.

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- The Rev. James Orange, a civil rights activist whose 1965 jailing sparked a fatal protest that ultimately led to the famed Selma-to-Montgomery march and the Voting Rights Act, died Saturday at Atlanta's Crawford Long Hospital, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference said in a statement. He was 65. Continue reading

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