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Unknown [Demonstrators cross Edmund Pettus Bridge during a march for voting rights in Selma, Alabama]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09734.19 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Selma, Alabama Type: Photograph Date: 22 March 1965 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 18.6 x 16.7 cm

Summary of Content: One photograph of an aerial view of marchers crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. A dense crowd of demonstrators, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is seen crossing across one side of the highway as officials ad police officers look on. This bridge was a site of great violence and confrontation during the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March of 1965.

People: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican AmericansProtestsPoliceVoting RightsCivil Rights MovementCivil Rights

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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