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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 Order a Copy PDF Download(s): Download PDF

One wirephoto entitled, "Charge" taken by Associated Press dated March 8, 1965. Image is of state troops breaking up a civil rights demonstration. Wire transfer information states that the demonstration took place in Selma, Alabama. The purpose of the demonstration was to march for 50 miles to protest voter registration procedures.

This image was taken during the event known as "Bloody Sunday" when 600 marchers attempted to walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965.

Lewis, John, 1940-2020

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