National Park Service Presents A Traveling Exhibit of Award Winning Photography
Contact: Patricia Butts, 334-727-6390
Selma, AL – The Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail with Ms. Tracy Martin presents the exhibition of “Civil Rights Leaders Then and Now: Photographs by James “Spider” Martin and Johnathon Purvis”. Have you ever thought about the role the media played in the success of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights Movement and subsequent Voting Rights March from Selma to Montgomery? A number of press and freelance photographers recorded the events of the movement, the people involved and the 5-day march from Selma to Montgomery on March 21 – 25, 1965.
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Did You Know?
The Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March consisted of three separate marches along U.S.Hwy. 80...March 7, 1965, March 9, 1965, and March 21, 1965.