Selma in the ’60s

Selma-to-Montgomery Marches/tiles/non-collection/o/oh_evnt_cr_selma_together_lc.xml Image courtesy of the Library of Congress In this undated photograph, civil rights demonstrators rest on a wall along the way from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
“I can’t tell you how it is to be in the middle of all that, trying to find right answers knowing that many of the old ways were not right, looking for ways to try to resolve those issues, and for those of us in office trying to find the right answer for the people, there was no easy answer. So it got kicked around a lot. I don’t recall in that sense individual stories, but the atmosphere was just—I mean, it was just hazardous to be in that area at that time.”
–The Honorable William Jackson (Jack)
  Edwards, August 23, 2012
  U.S. Representative of Alabama

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