Glen J. Pearcy

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Protesters 1965

Above, James Bevel (left, in skullcap) and James Forman (center) attempted to calm people sitting in a street in Montgomery, AL. Motorcycle policemen listen in background. At left, sheriff’s possemen use horses to interfere in a picket of the Capitol building.

Montgomery Police 1965

Montgomery police waited for demonstrators on March 17 and 18, 1965 during the voting rights march from Montgomery to Selma. This photograph appeared in The Crimson later that month.

Montgomery Sheriffs and Protesters 1965

In Montgomery, Alabama, sheriffs on horseback trampled voting rights marchers near the state Capitol on March 16, 1965. Crimson photographer Glen J. Pearcy photographed the voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery in the spring of 1965.