A March for the Right to Vote

Photographs by Spider Martin

photographer Spider Martin

Following the temporary exhibit Shalom Y’All: A Road Trip Through Jewish Alabama, the 22 Spider Martin’s Civil Rights images reproduced for an exhibit at the Alabama Department of Archives and History recently were reinstalled. They represent an in-depth chronology of events occurring in Selma and Montgomery in 1965: Bloody Sunday, rallies at churches, voter registration efforts in Selma, the second march attempt, and the 54-mile march from Selma to Montgomery.

The exhibit is ongoing, and can be viewed in the second floor lobby at the Alabama Department of Archives and History, 624 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL. Related reading material and activity sheets can be obtained from the Education Section at the Alabama Archives.

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Updated: June 8, 2006
Alabama Department of Archives & History
624 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-0100
Phone: (334) 242-4435