WOMEN
02/10/2015 10:56 am ET

8 Historic Women Who Pioneered The Civil Rights Movement

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When director Ava DuVernay decided to helm the Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic Selma, she noticed something missing from the script.

"When I first came on board the project, the women were not there at all," she told Melissa Harris-Perry in an MSNBC interview.

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