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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09734.05 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Selma, Alabama Type: Photograph Date: 8 March 1965 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm

Summary of Content: One press photograph of a chaotic scene as state troopers break up a crowd of young male Civil Rights marchers. One young African American man is facing the camera directly with a nervous expression. A caption attached to the photograph reads "(SEX2) SELMA, Ala., Mar. 8--CHARGE--States troopers charge into a line of demonstrators as they break up a march at Selma, Ala. yesterday. The group, mostly young Negroes, were attempting a 50-mile march to Montgomery protesting voter registration procedures. (AP Wirephoto) (JL20500stf) See AP Wire Story 1965." The words "2x3 1/4" are written at the top of the photo. The date March 10 1965 is stamped on the back of the photo as well as notes in pencil that read 'Civil Rights-Demi Pro-Selma."

People: Lewis, John, 1940-

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Civil Rights MovementCivil RightsVoting RightsAfrican American HistorySoldiers and CiviliansProtests

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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