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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

Summary of Content: One photograph by Associated Press dated February 5, 1965. Features a singing crowd on a Selma, Alabama street preparing to march to jail to protest restrictions of voting rights for African Americans in Selma, Alabama. A caption attached to the photo reads "(SEX11) SELMA, AB ., Feb. 5--MARCHING OFF TO JAIL-- Singing Negroes, many of them teen agers [sic], line up for a march to jail during voter registration protest demonstration at Selma, Ala. today. More than 400 of them were arrested in the latest incident bringing total arrests to about 3,300. (AP Wirephoto) (JL61550stf-bh) See AP Wire Story 1965."


Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican AmericansVoting RightsProtestsCivil Rights MovementCivil Rights

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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