The Year That Started the 60s

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In March 1965, policemen look on during a march for black voting rights in Montgomery, Ala.

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William Lovelace, Express, Getty Images

In March 1965, policemen look on during a march for black voting rights in Montgomery, Ala.

The Year That Started the 60s

William Lovelace, Express, Getty Images

In March 1965, policemen look on during a march for black voting rights in Montgomery, Ala.

"The notion that you can carve up history by decades" is increasingly suspect among historians, says an