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    38 Press Photographs of Demonstrations in Alabama. A group of moving and sometimes disturbing group of photos relating to the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama, dating from 1955-1965. The pictures show various instances of demonstrations, peaceful marches, police violence, etc. throughout Selma, Birmingham, and Montgomery, along with images of important members of the Civil Rights Movement. Examples of pictures include:

    Rosa Parks in Police Court.
    7.75" x 10"
    Montgomery; December 5, 1955

    An image of Parks standing with E.D. Nixon and her Attorney Fred Gray. Rosa Parks had been fined $10 for violating Montgomery's bus segregation laws.

    Rev. A.D. King's Bombed House.
    10" x 8"
    Birmingham; May 12, 1963

    An image of King's home in Birmingham following a bomb explosion. Thankfully, no one was injured in the attack. King was the younger brother of famed Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

    Birmingham Prayer March.
    6.75" x 9.5"
    Birmingham; March 12, 1965

    Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Reverend Edward Gardner lead a prayer march in front of the Birmingham federal courthouse to protest the lack of civil rights protection and to demonstrate sympathy for the beating and subsequent death of white minister James Reeb.

    Aaron Sellers Testifies Before the Federal Civil Rights Commission.
    8" x 10"
    Montgomery; December 9, 1958

    Sellers, a local farmer, had tried to register to vote in Bullock County and was unsuccessful six separate times, despite obtaining a court order. In his testimony, he said that only 4 out of the 11,000 African-Americans in Bullock County were registered to vote.

    There are multiple images taken during the events of "Bloody Sunday" (March 7, 1965), where police troopers used tear gas and violence against the peaceful marchers who were crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge. We believe that two of these images may include Amelia Boynton, who was beaten unconscious; a picture of her lying in the street was published and sparked outrage around the world. There are images of the march from Selma to Montgomery, as well as Sit-In events. There are pictures of Freedom Riders as well as anti-integration protestors. The near forty press images provide a wide variety of the events during this tumultuous time in our nation's history.

    Condition: Light wear and toning in places, with some small imperfections and scratches. Overall, very good.


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