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Selma

[ sel-muh ]
/ ˈsɛl mə /
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noun
a city in central Alabama, on the Alabama River.
a town in central California.
a female given name.
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Cultural definitions for Selma

Selma

City in south-central Alabama.

notes for Selma

In 1965, during the civil rights movement, Selma was the center of a registration drive for black voters, led by Martin Luther King, Jr.
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