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25 Of The Most Memorable Photos From The 1965 Selma March

In this March 1965 file photo, clouds of tear gas fill the air as state troopers, ordered by Gov. George Wallace, break up a demonstration march in.

In this March 16, 1965 file photo, mounted state and county police officers ride their horses into a group of demonstrators after they refused to disperse in Montgomery, Ala.

In this March 1965 file photo, mounted state and county police officers ride their horses into a group of demonstrators after they refused to disperse in Montgomery, Ala.

James Barker, a photographer from Alaska, shares his memories of documenting the famed event

These Rare Photos of the Selma March Place You in the Thick of History

James Barker, a photographer from Alaska, shares his memories of documenting the famed event

In this March 19, 1965 file photo, nearly 400 demonstrators line up in the city's courtyard in Selma, Ala. after they were arrested in an attempted march on the home of the Selma mayor. The demonstration was another in the continuing series of events protesting Alabama voting laws.

The 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery march

Selma to Montgomery March. The struggle still continues but NO PEOPLE sacrificed there lives for other generations to LIVE..

Selma to Montgomery March. The struggle still continues but NO PEOPLE sacrificed there lives for other generations to LIVE.

Selma, on the Alabama River, has seen its population decline in the last 50 years.

Assignment America: Selma

Selma, on the Alabama River, has seen its population decline in the last 50 years. - Josh Haner/The New York Times

25 Of The Most Memorable Photos From The 1965 Selma March - BuzzFeed News

25 Of The Most Memorable Photos From The 1965 Selma March

25 Of The Most Memorable Photos From The 1965 Selma March - BuzzFeed News

Never forget the courage and sacrifice of the Freedom Riders.  Firebombed Freedom Ride bus in Annison, Alabama, on Mother's Day, May 14, 1961.  Photo courtesy of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

A Greyhound bus carrying the Freedom Riders was attacked by a mob who slashed its tires, and then firebombed the disabled vehicle, Mother’s Day, May Photo credit: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

25 Of The Most Memorable Photos From The 1965 Selma March - BuzzFeed News

25 Of The Most Memorable Photos From The 1965 Selma March

In this March 1965 file photo, a boy waves from a porch as marchers led by Dr. Martin Luther King leave their camp near Selma, Ala., to resume their voters rights protest march headed to the state capitol in Montgomery, Ala.

Children at the George Washington Carver housing project in Selma, where Ricky Brown saw marchers an... - Josh Haner/The New York Times

Assignment America: Selma

Children at the George Washington Carver housing project in Selma, where Ricky Brown saw marchers an. - Josh Haner/The New York Times

25 Of The Most Memorable Photos From The 1965 Selma March - BuzzFeed News

25 Of The Most Memorable Photos From The 1965 Selma March

In this March 1965 file photo, three unidentified nuns from the Queen of the World Hospital in Kansas City join hands with other demonstrators.

SELMA MARCHERS  ELIJAH CUMMINGS ON THE GROUND, 2013 NOW CONGRESSMAN OF THE US.

Civil rights demonstrators struggle on the ground as state troopers use violence to break up a march on what is known as “Bloody Sunday,” March Photo credit: AP — in Selma, Alabama.

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