Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Associated Press Far enough

Order a pdf of this item here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09734.13 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Selma, Alabama Type: Photograph Date: 13 March 1965 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm

Summary of Content: One press photograph of a police officer holding a demonstrator back with a club as the demonstrator links arms with fellow protestors and a woman looks on from a doorway. A caption attached to the image reads "(SEX11) SELMA, Ala., Mar. 13--FAR ENOUGH--A policeman uses a billy club to hold back demonstrators who started off in all directions in an attempt to march to the courthouse in Selma, Ala. today. Police kept the demonstrators hemmed up in a square block area where they have attempted several times to break through. (AP Wirephoto) (JL71915stf) See AP Wire Story 1965. On the back there is a stamp that states that the photograph is owned by the Associated Press and the words "Racial Dem Selma" circled and written in red ink.


Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: PoliceCivil Rights MovementCivil RightsProtestsVoting RightsAfrican American HistoryAfrican Americans

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources