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Associated Press Freedom march on capitol

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09734.09 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Montgomery, Alabama Type: Photograph Date: 10 March 1965 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm

Summary of Content: One press photograph of a group of students on a city street surrounded by state troopers, officials, and reporters in front of the Alabama State Capitol Building in Montgomery. Notably, the State Troopers form a straight line in the foreground of the image. A caption attached to the photograph reads "(MR1)--MONTGOMERY, Ala.; March 10--FREEDOM MARCH ON CAPITOL--Students and faculty members from Tuskegee Institute (Alabama) staged a "march" on the Alabama State Capitol today in what they termed a protest of "racial injustices" in the area. Shown are a group of the marchers on Dexter Avenue in front of the state Capitol surrounded by Montgomery police and state troopers. (AP Wirephoto) (jw31530mbr) 1965." On the back there is a black stamp stating that Associated Press owns the photograph and the words "Racial Dem Montgomery" written and circled in red ink.


Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: ProtestsAfrican American HistoryCivil Rights MovementCivil RightsSoldiers and Civilians

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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