"This picture is 55 years old," 1965
A spectator at the Selma to Montgomery march with a sign condemning police killings presages the grievances of today’s Black Lives Matter movement, 1965. Photo credit: Steve Schapiro
James Baldwin, Joan Baez, and James Forman (left to right) enter Montgomery, Alabama on the Selma to Montgomery march for voting rights, 1965. Photo credit: James Karales
Civil rights demonstrators struggle on the ground as state troopers use violence to break up a march on what is known as “Bloody Sunday,” March 7, 1965. Photo credit: The Birmingham News
"50,000 March on Montgomery," May 1965 In this Ebony cover, The Rev. Ralph Abernathy, Ralph Bunche, Martin Luther King Jr., Mrs. King and Rosa Parks on the first of a five--day march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, March 21, 1965.
Jim Letherer was a Jewish amputee from Saginaw, Michigan. In 1965, he walked the entire 50 miles from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, on crutches. Photo credit: Spider Martin — in Selma, Alabama.
"I was beaten, my skull was fractured, & I was arrested more than 40 times so each & every one of us can register to vote. Do your part." ~ John Robert Lewis
Amelia Boynton Robinson lays beaten and tear gassed on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. She was attempting, along with up to 600 other marchers, to cross the bridge from Selma to Montgomery, but the marchers were stopped and beaten by police, March 7, 1965 Photo credit: Does anyone know who took this image? — in Selma, Alabama.
Clergy members singing in 1965 at a police barrier in Selma, Alabama that became known as the Berlin Wall. Photo credit: Dan Budnik / Contact Press Images — in Selma, Alabama.
A civil rights protester is detained during this protest at the Los Angeles Federal building organized in solidarity with activists marching from Selma to Montgomery, 1965. Photo credit: Charles Brittin — in Los Angeles, California.
The Rev. Ralph David Abernathy follows the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King as the Abernathy children march on the front line, leading the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965. The children are Donzaleigh Abernathy in striped sweater, Ralph David Abernathy III and Juandalynn R. Abernathy in glasses. The name of the white minister in the photo is unknown. Photo credit: Abernathy Family
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., center, leads a group of civil rights workers and Selma black people in prayer on Feb. 1, 1965 after they were arrested on charges of parading without a permit. More than 250 persons were arrested as they marched to the Dallas County courthouse as part of a voter registration drive. Photo credit: AP / BH — in Selma, Alabama.