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Associated Press Tenting Tonight

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09734.18 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Selma, Alabama Type: Photograph Date: 21 March 1965 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 21.5 x 25.5 cm

Summary of Content: One wirephoto entitled, "Tenting Tonight" taken by Associated Press dated March 21, 1965. Image is of a group of marchers resting on blankets on the ground as they prepare to continue the Selma to Montgomery March. Wire transfer information states that protesters were planning to completing the march in five days.


Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican AmericansCivil Rights MovementCivil RightsVoting RightsProtests

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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