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Associated Press Came the Dawn

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09734.11 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Selma, Alabama Type: Photograph Date: 11 March 1965 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm

Summary of Content: One wirephoto entitled, "Came the Dawn" taken by Associated Press dated March 11, 1965. Image is of a line of protestors wrapped in blankets by a church. Police officers are photographed alongside of them. Wire transfer information states that the protesters staged a camp-in. Their plan was to march to the courthouse following the sleeping on the street in front of a church.


Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryCivil Rights MovementCivil RightsPoliceProtests

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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