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Associated Press [Demonstrators cross Edmund Pettus Bridge during a march for voting rights in Selma, Alabama]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09734.19 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Selma, Alabama Type: Photograph Date: 22 March 1965 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 18.6 x 16.7 cm

Summary of Content: One photograph taken by the Associated Press dated March 22, 1965. Image is an aerial view of a dense crowd of marchers crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama on March 21, 1965.

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Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican AmericansProtestsPoliceVoting RightsCivil Rights MovementCivil Rights

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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