Whether you've seen Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-winning movie, Selma, or not, the photographs that make up this elegant, significant exhibition are essential viewing. Showing at Stephen Kasher, one of the city's best photography galleries, "Selma March 1965" features work by civil-rights photographers James Barker and Spider Martin, as well as Charles Moore, who took photographs from the point of view of a protest participant. It marks the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the march on Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., which took place on March 7, 1965.
Hosea Williams and John Lewis confront troopers on Bloody Sunday.
Sherriff's Deputies prepare to confront marchers.
State troopers charge demonstrators with their billy clubs.
Dr. King speaking at Brown AME Church after Bloody Sunday
In the basement of Brown Chapel on March 21, 1965
Marching on the streets of Montgomery after the rain ceased on March 24, 1965
Walking through the streets of Montgomery on March 25, 1965
The march makes its way through Lowndes Country under Armed Guard.
Mants, Lewis, Williams and Young with Brown’s Chapel AME Church in the background
Marching with the United Nation’s flag
A marcher protests segregation across the United States, the flag positioned upside down to signal distress.
Joan Baez at the Selma to Montgomery March