Feb 16, 2021
Feb 16, 2021

Civil Rights March: The Reverend Andrew Young, foreground, wearing tie, precedes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., first row, second from right, as civil rights activists and clergymen (including James Forman, James Farmer, Ralph Abernathy, and Charles Evers)

Civil Rights March: The Reverend Andrew Young, foreground, wearing tie, precedes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., first row, second from right, as civil rights activists and clergymen (including James Forman, James Farmer, Ralph Abernathy, and Charles Evers) conducted a second protest march in Selma, Alabama. King led about 2,500 marchers out on the Edmund Pettus Bridge and held a short prayer session before turning them around, thereby obeying the court order preventing them from making the full march. March 9, 1965

1965, printed 1983

Gelatin silver print

Image: 26.3 x 18.7 cm (10 3/8 x 7 3/8 in.); Paper: 26.3 x 18.7 cm (10 3/8 x 7 3/8 in.)

The Jane B. Tripp Charitable Lead Annuity Trust 2021.16

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Despite the Civil Rights Act of 1964 banning racial discrimination in voting, Blacks in southern states were still being denied voting access in 1965.

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Alabama became the focus of protests for equal voting rights; these demonstrations were met with resistance, arrests, and even violence. National leaders in the Civil Rights struggle came and attempted to lead a peaceful march from Selma to the state capital Montgomery on March 7. It became known as “Bloody Sunday.” The marchers were attacked by state troopers, some mounted, using whips, nightsticks, and tear gas. This photograph shows a shorter march two days later.

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