Selma - by Isabelle Perreau
Archival Inkjet Print, edition of 30
Available in three sizes
50% of all sales donated to the Community Artists' Collective
In 1965, 3 non violent protest marches were organized by MLK and the Civil Rights movement asking the right to vote for all African American, and the end of racial segregation, which was still prevalent in most southern states. The marches went along the 54 - mile highway, from Selma, crossing the Pettus bridge, to the state Capitol of Montgomery. The first march has become known as "Bloody Sunday" because of the brutality of State troopers and county possemen who attacked the unarmed peaceful marchers with billy clubs and tear gas after they passed over the county line. The last March was a success, leading to the passage of the voting right Act of 1965.