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Sleet, Moneta Jr. (1926-1996) 50,000 March on Montgomery

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09779.11 Author/Creator: Sleet, Moneta Jr. (1926-1996) Place Written: Montgomery, Alabama Type: Poster Date: May 1965 Pagination: 1 p. ; 35.6 x 28 cm.

Summary of Content: One cover of Ebony magazine entitled, "50,000 March on Montgomery," dated May 1965. Image displays marchers of the 1965 March on Montgomery. Notable figures featured are Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks, Ralph Abernathy, and Ralph J. Bunche.

Background Information: Selma to Montgomery marches were three planned marches which took place in 1965. The protest marches were about 54 miles long. It was non-violent demonstration by African-Americans wishing to exercise their right ...to vote. This was not without casualties. Activists were beaten and murdered by police. 2000 people marched in Alabama to the Montgomery County courthouse. See More

People: Bunche, Ralph, 1904-1971
Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006
Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005
Sleet, Moneta Jr., 1926-1996

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryActivismAfrican AmericansProtestsActivismRace discriminationCivil Rights MovementCivil Rights

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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