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Dabney Montgomery has died, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and a bodyguard for Martin Luther King Jr. on the Selma-to-Montgomery March of 1965. When he got back from the war he and other African-American veterans found themselves outraged by racial segregation; he couldn’t stand in the white man’s waiting room at a bus station or register to vote, while white veterans were welcomed back with open arms. (Kathy Willens/Associated Press)

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