Voting rights marchers cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge during the aborted attempt to travel from Selma to Montgomery on March 7, 1965. The violent response from law enforcement that caused the marchers to abandon the effort resulted in the day becoming known as Bloody Sunday. Pictured are future Georgia congressman John Lewis (front right), activist and religious leader Hosea Williams (front left), and voting rights activist Albert Turner Sr. (white cap).
Bloody Sunday Crossing
Photo courtesy of the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Donated by Alabama Media Group. Photo by Tom Lankford, Birmingham News.