Feb 12, 2021
Feb 12, 2021

Marchers Continue Their Hike: Under the watchful eye of an Army military police, ordered out by President Johnson, civil rights marchers continue their 50-mile walk along Route 80 from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama today. Other soldiers stand guard at int

Marchers Continue Their Hike: Under the watchful eye of an Army military police, ordered out by President Johnson, civil rights marchers continue their 50-mile walk along Route 80 from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama today. Other soldiers stand guard at intersections in background, March 22, 1965

1965

Gelatin silver print, wirephoto

Image: 20.6 x 25.3 cm (8 1/8 x 9 15/16 in.); Paper: 20.6 x 25.3 cm (8 1/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

The Jane B. Tripp Charitable Lead Annuity Trust 2021.19

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Federal troops and the state’s National Guard units were called out by President Lyndon Baines Johnson to protect voting rights protesters marching from Selma to Montgomery March 21–25, 1965.

Description

Distance and separation are the themes of this image. We see the line of marchers from afar, funneled through the windscreen of the military vehicle. The marchers appear quite small in contrast with the soldier standing beside it. It is not clear if this is a state or federal trooper. State troopers had violently attacked an earlier attempt to make the march.

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