Testimony of John Lewis from a hearing resulting from the March 7, 1965, march from Selma to Montgomery in support of voting rights, page 297

These pages show the questions posed by Attorney Hall and John Lewis’s responses. At the end of the hearing, on March 17, Judge Frank Johnson, Jr., ruled that the demonstrators had a constitutional right to march; on March 21, under the protection of a Federalized National Guard, 3,200 demonstrators set out from Selma in a mass demonstration that became a turning point in the civil rights movement.

National Archives—Southeast Region, Morrow, Georgia, Records of District Courts of United States