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Associated Press March halted

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09734.15 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Selma, Alabama Type: Photograph Date: 15 March 1965 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm

Summary of Content: One photograph of Sheriff James Clark blocking the path of several Civil Rights leaders and marchers. Clark is backed up by police officers and state troopers while the protestors link arms in unity. A caption attached to the photograph reads "(SEX4)SELMA, Ala., Mar. 15--MARCH HALTED--Sheriff James Clark, right center, dark glasses, stops a demonstration march in Selma, Ala., today. Facing Clark is the Rev. C.T. Vivian, an integration leader. At left is Dr. Dana McLean Greeley of Boston, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association of North America. (AP Wirephoto) (JL21130stf) See AP Wire Story 1965." On the back of the photo there is a pink stamp that states the photograph is owned by the Associated Press and the words "Racial Dem Selma" circled and written in red ink.

People: Clark, James, 1922-2007
Vivian, C.T., 1924
Greeley, Dana McLean, Dr., 1908-1986

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryPoliceAfrican AmericansVoting RightsReligionProtestsCivil Rights MovementCivil Rights

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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