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Associated Press Halts Night March

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09734.02 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Selma, Alabama Type: Photograph Date: 20 February 1965 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm

Summary of Content: One wirephoto entitled, "Halts Night March," taken by Associated Press dated February 20, 1965. Image is of religious leaders talking to civil rights activists. Wire transfer information states that Selma Public Safety Director Wilson Baker spoke to Black activists and other religious leaders after leaving A.M.E. Methodist Church. The march was called off to avoid further injuries.

People: Baker, Wilson, 1915-1975

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryChristianityProtestsCivil Rights MovementCivil Rights

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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