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When police viciously attacked a peaceful civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama March 7, the pivotal moment in American history became known as "Bloody Sunday. The Steven Kasher Gallery in New York has put together a comprehensive exhibition showcasing the work of three photographers of the era - Spider Martin, Charles Moore and James Barker - commemorating the three historic marches of on the 50 th anniversary.
Many of the images show well known figures such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Steven Kasher Gallery. Spider Martin: "No one had any idea of what was about to happen.
King had called John [Lewis] and asked him to postpone the march till later. Hosea said 'No, we're going to march. Hosea died soon after he told me this story. Alabama state troopers equipped with gas masks and tear gas canisters wait for marchers beyond the bridge, March 7, Spider Martin: "There had been a two-minute warning, but like the old song went, 'There ain't no turning me 'round. Spider Martin: "I call this man, 'pit bull with a pistol'. After a ten-minute snack - turnip greens, corn bread, black eyed peas, pork chops and iced sweet tea - in the projects, I opened my savior's apartment door and looked out at this Dallas County posse person.
The lady had asked did I want some dessert - banana pudding. I ate the pudding' and then went back to work, March 7, Almost immediately after telling marchers they had "two minutes to disperse" the state troopers charge with their billy clubs, Selma, Alabama, State police wearing gas masks fire tear gas at the marchers and then charge them a second time, Spider Martin: "Amelia Boynton Robinson was beaten unconscious by a state trooper.
I have always wondered what the state trooper was thinking," March 7, Robinson was a leader of the civil rights movement. She was awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Medal in College students gathered in Montgomery in support of the Selma marchers. As they were preparing to demonstrate in front of the State capitol, a mounted posse attacked them, March 16, When a fellow demonstrator is felled by a blow to the head, Pam Clempson rushes to his aid.
Clemson, who later described herself as "17 years old and out to save the world" was arrested after the incident and held in jail for several days in Montgomery, March 16, Photographer James Barker participated in the third Selma march and photographed it as a member of delegation sent by Washington State University to witness event. James Barker: "In the basement of Brown Chapel. The basement was used to prepare food, serve coffee, organize the medical staff, and it was where people met and hung out together," March, This was the third, ultimately successful march that began March 21 with marchers arriving in Montgomery five days later.
James Barker: "Marchers arrive at the outskirts of Montgomery during a heavy rain. At this time any of people could re- the march.
On March 22 and 23rd, protestors marched through chilling, driving rain across Lowndes county, camping in muddy fields along the way. By the time of the third march President Lyndon B. Johnson, pushed by the images of brutality in Alabama and by Dr.
The third march, with the protection of 2, soldiers supplied by President Lyndon B. Johnson, makes its way through Lowndes Country under armed guard. Spider Martin: "Marching up Highway 80 under the protection of the U. Sharpshooters were stationed in those houses on the horizon and some were behind me.
It was wet on this day, but the singing of 'We Shall Overcome' kept up everyone's spirits. Long and active supporter of equal rights, folk singer Pete Seeger arrived at the march ready to sing, March, Seeger was invited by Martin Luther King, Jr. Music was a key part of the Selma-to-Montgomery marches.
Other singers including Harry Belafonte and Joan Baez also participated and helped bring national attention to the cause of voting rights as well as the horrors of Jim Crow segregation. Spider Martin: "This woman was asleep, camped on the side of the road after a day of marching. She was so tired, my flash didn't wake her. Spider Martin: "A marcher rests under the protection of the U. This picture was picked up by the Associated Press and ran all over the world.
I had friends in the Vietnam War who saw the picture with my name on it in the local Saigon newspaper. Three women singing songs as they walk toward Montgomery. The Kings lead thousands of people in the final stage of the third and final march through downtown Montgomery to the steps of the capitol after the five-day, mile march from Selma, Alabama, March 25, The Selma March exhibition runs from March 5 to April 18, Twenty five thousand people marched to the capitol to hear the speech. King told the crowd, "The end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience.
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