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Associated Press Civil Rights Marchers Reach Montgomery

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09737.05 Author/Creator: Associated Press Place Written: Montgomery, AL Type: Photograph Date: 26 March 1965 Pagination: 17.4 x 23.1 cm.

Summary of Content: One wirephoto of marchers with Martin Luther King Jr., and his wife Coretta Scott King at the front. Wire transfers describes marchers as a "stream," as they walked 50 miles from Selma, Alabama. Protesters carry American flags. On reverse side is an Associated Press copyright stamp and date "March 26, 1965."

People: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican AmericansCivil Rights MovementLeadersProtests

Sub Era: The Sixties

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