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Participants, some carrying American flags, marching in the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965

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Creator:Pettus, Peter
Title:Participants, some carrying American flags, marching in the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965
Date:1965
Description:

Participants, some carrying American flags, marching in the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

Photographs document the experience of the marchers before and during the event. Images include marchers boarding buses and trains to Alabama; arriving in Montgomery and Selma; people talking, singing, and resting. Also views of onlookers and law enforcement officers along the march route; close-ups of marcher's feet and worn shoes.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Black-and-white photographs
Subjects:Selma-Montgomery Rights March, 1965 | African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama | Demonstrations--Alabama | Flags--United States | Civil rights workers--Alabama | Marching | Protest marches--Alabama | Civil rights workers--Alabama | Alabama
Collection:Voices of Freedom: The Virginia Civil Rights Movement
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division | Voices of Civil Rights Collection (Library of Congress)
Online Publisher:[Washington, D.C.] : Library of Congress | 1999 | 2000
Original Material:

1 photographic print

Peter Pettus Civil Rights March from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. Collection, Library of Congress.

Rights and Usage:

LC-DIG-ppmsca-08102 (digital file from original photograph)

LC-USZ62-133090 (b&w film copy neg.)

No known restrictions on publication.

Related Materials:

Forms part of the Voices of Civil Rights online exhibit

Persistent Link to Item:http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.08102