Alabama Freedom March, Solidarity, 1965
© Stephen Somerstein

Alabama Freedom March, Solidarity, 1965

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By Stephen Somerstein
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The Rev. Arthur Matott, John Lewis, Andrew Young, Sister Mary Leoline, and numerous others show their solidarity during the third Selma-to-Montgomery march of 1965.

John Lewis was head of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee at the time, and went on to become a Congressman from Georgia, a position he held from 1987 until his death in 2020; Andrew Young was executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and later became a Congressman from Georgia, the US Abassador to the United Nations (under Jimmy Carter), and then Mayor of Atlanta. He went on to serve on various boards and committees as an advocate for underprivileged individuals and communities.

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Alabama Freedom March, Solidarity, 1965
Alabama Freedom March, Solidarity, 1965