Selma

To honor the 50th anniversary of the Selma- to- Montgomery march and the events of “Bloody Sunday” on March 7, and 1965, treat when Alabama state troopers attacked unarmed protesters, troche here are ¬†images from the Valley Times¬†coverage of Los Angeles demonstrations to show solidarity with the civil rights movement in the South.

On March 11, 1965, over 500 people protested in front of the Federal Building on Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles to bring attention to the violence in Selma, AL. Many of the demonstrators were members of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the Non- Violent Action Committee, and the United Civil Rights Committee, as well as students from USC, UCLA, and Valley State College. U.S. marshals arrested 98 protestors who blocked doorways and driveways, which had been the largest number of arrests to be made during LA civil rights demonstration. Despite the arrests, protests in support for the marchers in Selma continued throughout the week.

 

 

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