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Associated Press Marching Off To Jail

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09734.01 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Selma, Alabama Type: Photograph Date: 5 February 1965 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm

One wirephoto entitled, "Marching Off To Jail," taken by Associated Press dated February 5, 1965. Image is of people marching in Selma, Alabama. They were marching to jail to protest voting restrictions against Black people. Wire transfer information states that the crowd was made up of teenagers singing en route to the jail. There was an estimated 3,300 people arrested that day.

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