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Associated Press Baker blocks the way

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09734.14 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Selma, Alabama Type: Photograph Date: 13 March 1965 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5

Summary of Content: One press photograph of Wilson Baker stopping demonstrators, led by a group of clergymen, linking arms, in their path during a protest for voting rights. A caption attached to the photograph reads "(SEX10)SELMA, Ala., Mar. 13--BAKER BLOCKS THE WAY--Public safety director Wilson Baker, right, blocks the way as a clergy-led demonstration attempts to push through a police line at Selma, Ala. today. Baker's forces stopped the group whose ultimate destination was the courthouse for a prayer session. (AP Wirephoto) (JL71700) See AP Wire Story 1965." On the back there is a black stamp stating that the Associated Press owns the photograph.

People: Baker, Wilson, 1915-1975

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: ProtestsReligionCatholicismCivil Rights MovementCivil RightsAfrican American HistoryAfrican AmericansVoting RightsPrayer

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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