UPI - The African American Experience 1930-1980

 

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Identifier

35160004384245

Creation Date

3-5-1975

Subject—Topics

Civil Rights Movement; Education

Description

Selma, ALA: A commemorative march was led 3/8 across the Edmund Pettus Bridge where 10 years ago mounted police officials turned back the Selma-to-Montgomery march, an incident which is credited with passage of the 1965 Voter Rights Act. Leaders for the march were (L to R) Rev. James P. Robinson of Selma; Coretta King, wife of the late Dr. Martin Luther King; John Lewis, head of the Voter Education Project, Atlanta; F. D. Reese, march organizer from Selma; and Ben Owens of Selma with crutches.

Format

BW Photograph, 9" x 7"

Source

United Press International

Keywords

African Americans, history, United States, prejudice, desegregation, civil rights movement, Black Panthers

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