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Historic Discovery of Civil Rights Photos

The Birmingham News has discovered a treasure trove of buried historic photographs from the Civil Rights Era in Alabama and Mississippi. They’ve made a very good web site out of the materials. Here are just a few of the photos:

This photo was taken on “Bloody Sunday,” March 7, 1965, as the Selma to Montgomery march began, only to be stopped by horrific violence by Alabama State Troopers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge:

18 days later, the marchers finally reached Montgomery and were “greeted” by the same State Troopers who had brutally beaten them:

This photo taken in the Tuscaloosa jail is an historic reminder of what it takes to get change in this country:

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