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United Press International Selma, Ala.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09716.05 Author/Creator: United Press International Place Written: Selma, Alabama Type: Photograph Date: 25 February 1965 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.4 cm.

Summary of Content: One telephoto entitled, "Selma, Ala." taken by the UPI dated February 25, 1965. Image is of a crowd of African Americans standing before Wilson Baker, safety director, in the forefront of the photograph with his back to the viewer. Pictured in Selma, Alabama. Wire transfer information states that the people were kneeling, praying and singing following a ban on marches after 4:30 p.m., which was put in place by the mayor of Selma.

People: Baker, Wilson, 1915-1975

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryCivil Rights MovementMusic

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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