Civil Rights March in Mobile, 1968

Civil rights leader Jerry Pogue carries the American flag at the head of a march of members of the Neighborhood Organized Workers through the streets of downtown Mobile in memory of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on April 7, 1968. The King March represented a turning point in race relations in Mobile as activists turned to more direct forms of protest in their quest for equality.

Photo courtesy of the Wilbur F. Palmer Collection, Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of South Alabama

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