Selma, Lord, Selma
The Selma Voting Rights Campaign

[© UPI photo] Oh Wallace,
   you never can jail us all,
Oh Wallace,
   segregation's bound to fall.

[© API photo]


High school students under arrest for marching in support of voter registration, February, 1965. Sheriff Jim Clark supervises their incarceration for crimes against the southern way of life.

  [© Bruce Hartford]


Diane Richardson and Margaret Griffen, two of Selma's nonviolent warriors. You don't have to be a man with a gun to be a hero.


[© Birmingham News]


Dr. King, Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, Rev. Ralph Abernathy, and Rev. Andrew Young demanding voting rights on the steps of the Dallas County courthouse.

[© Birmingham News]


SCLC organizers Rev. James Bevel, Rev. Richard Boone, and Rev. Harold Middlebrook outside of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Selma.

[Bruce Hartford]

[Bruce Hartford]
[UPI Photo] Rev. James Bevel preaches a
freedom sermon in Brown Chapel.
[© John Kouns]


High school students leading freedom songs at a mass meeting in Brown Chapel.

[© John Kouns]


Young students march for voting rights and are placed under arrest.

[© Spider Martin]


Preaching a sermon of freedom on a cold winter day. From left, John Lewis of SNCC (kneeling), Hosea Williams of SCLC (kneeling), and Andy Young of SCLC (standing). Movement headquarters Brown Chapel is in the background.


Bloody Sunday

[Photographer unknown]


Hosea Williams (SCLC) and John Lewis (SNCC), followed by Albert Turner (SCLC) and Bob Mants (SNCC), lead the march down from the Edmund Pettus bridge towards the waiting troopers and possemen.

[Police photo]

[© Spider Martin]


Troopers Attack!

[Library of Congress photo]

[Alabama Dept. Public Safety photo]

[Alabama Dept. Public Safety photo] [Alabama Dept. Public Safety photo]

[Alabama Dept. Public Safety photo]

[collection of Amelia Boynton]


Selma Movement leader Mrs. Amelia Boynton after being gassed and clubbed to the ground.

[© Spider Martin] 

Bringing in the wounded.


[© John Phillips]


Out for blood!

[© Spider Martin]


[Photographer unknown]


Around the nation — Around the World — demonstrators support the embattled citizens of Selma & Montgomery and the demand for Voting Rights Now!


Protesters block Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House.

[Photographer unknown]



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