U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson seeks end to civil strife in the United States. The dome of the U.S. Capitol Building. The President addresses Joint Session of Congress to push a voting rights bill to end discrimination in voting. Dignitaries and members of the Congress seated. The civil rights protestors march on streets in Selma, Alabama. They carry banners. A banner reads 'The March With Selma'. The people march on streets and carry banners in a Harlem, New York demonstration. The people march on the street. The demonstrators gather in large number to pay tribute to Unitarian minister James J. Reeb. A church in Selma which was a headquarter for the Negro drive for the right to vote. A sign reads 'Brown Chapel'. The people gathered during the campaign. Leader of African American civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with other officials come for support. The Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery. Martin Luther King Jr marches with the people for Civil Rights. Men take pictures. Martin Luther King with white ministers, negroes, and civil right workers marching on the street. The police stand on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The marchers stand. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks to a policemen. The marchers stand. The marchers kneel down on street and pray. Men take pictures. Martin Luther King Jr with other official speaks to the marchers. The marcher after prayer go back to Selma. They cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
Demonstration growing out ot frustrated efforts to register African American voters in Selma, Alabama during the Civil Rights Movement. Large number of civil rights demonstrators assemble in Selma, preparing to march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. A charter bus arrives carrying marchers for demonstration. A crowd of demonstrators in the background. A large crowd of demonstrators assembling. A traffic jam on a road. One of the organizers of the march instructs participants and they line up prepared to proceed. Demonstrators hold protest banners. The banners read : 'White Alabamians, Say what is right, Do what is right', 'Police intimidation enslaves us all', 'We saved our children a just society' and 'Silence is no longer Golden'. A White American woman, holding a protest banner, is asked questions by media persons. Marchers standing on a road.
After discontinuing the second attempted civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, African American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King speaks to the marchers and reporters on steps of Brown Chapel, African Methodist Episcopal Church, in Selma, Alabama. Ralph Abernathy is directly behind King. The marchers were still under a judicial restraining order that they hoped would be soon lifted. King wanted marchers to stay in Selma until the march was approved by the Court.
The thirdSelma to Montgomery march during the American Civil Rights Movement. A huge crowd marches on a road. Black American men, women and children among the marchers. The crowd marches holding banners and the American flag. The Selma to Montgomery marchers demand voting rights for the blacks. From Selma is written at the back of a marcher's shirt. A poster reads NAACP ( National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). The marchers enter the city of Montgomery, Alabama's capital, and proceed to the State Capitol building.
The AME (African Methodist Episcopal) Church in Selma, Alabama. Sign reads 'Brown Chapel, AME Church'. African American civil rights leaders outside the church. Prominent leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and other leaders getting started on the second Selma-to-Montgomery march for civil rights. Photographers take pictures. Various views from the march, including scenes near the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
Civil rights leaders and marchers cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge. However, they are under a judicial restraining order, so they go no further in this second attempted march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. African American Men and women and some white people (especially clergymen) participate in the Civil Rights march. Alabama State Police officers watch the marchers, as they turn away from the main highway after crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge, over the Alabama River.