THE 1965 SELMA MARCH - A PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT
by Milton Hare - Foreword by Paul Cobb
About the Book
The author was a participant in the third and final Selma March which inspired the passage later in 1965 of the Federal Voting Rights Act. Armed with press passes from the Oakland Post, Milton Hare and his associate Paul Cobb covered the entire march route including the Lowndes County portion where participants were limited by court order to only 300 marchers. Cobb and Hare frequently ventured off the march path to interview and photograph families along the march route - none of whom dared join the march, but all of whom were wildly enthusiastic about it. The 100 iconic images of the marchers, Martin Luther King ,its other leaders and its bystanders, all previously unpublished, provide a poignant photographic portrait of a march that effectively guaranteed voting rights for all Americans, and, by example, for millions of other voters around the world.