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Selma To Montgomery March

Led by John Lewis and Reverend Hosea Williams, almost 600 people gathered in Selma on Sunday, March 7, 1965 for a march to Montgomery to protest voting rights and the recent death of Jimmie Lee Jackson in nearby Marion. After crossing a bridge leading out of Selma, the marchers encountered state troopers, some of whom were on horseback, who attacked them with nightsticks and tear gas.

Subject

African Americans | Voting

Creator

Records of District Courts of the United States,
Record Group 21

Source

Montgomery Civil Case Files, 1963-1968

Date

March 1965

Rights

National Archives at Atlanta

Format

Textual Document, 20 pages

Identifier

National Archives Identifier 643802

Coverage

Montgomery (Ala.)

Original Format

Paper
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