Previously Unseen Photos of the Selma-Montgomery Voting Rights March

Southern Methodist University in Dallas has recently released a series of photographs from the Montgomery to Selma voting rights march that have never been published before. The photographs were taken Loy Williams, who was a student at the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in 1965. Fifty students from SMU took a bus to Alabama to participate in the march.

Williams captured images of marchers in overcoats gathering on the overcast day and African-American children dressed in their Sunday best, waving as marchers passed their house on an unpaved road. As Williams approached the Montgomery business district he photographed the angry faces of bystanders in front of the Trustees Loan & Guarantee Company and the Exchange Lounge.

Williams is now a retired pastor living in Geneva, Illinois. His photos have been posted on the SMU website and may be viewed here.


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