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Johnson addresses Congress on voting rights; Martin Luther King Jr and activists march for civil rights in Selma, Alabama.

U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson seeks end to civil strife in the United States. Exterior view of the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building illuminated at night. Inside view as 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. Next scenes are all from civil rights marches in the U.S. during March, following the March 11 beating death of minister James Reeb. Protestors march on streets all over the country in solidarity with the Selma, Alabama marchers. They carry banners. A banner reads 'We March With Selma'. Another banner says "We Shall Overcome". The people march on streets and carry banners in a Harlem, New York demonstration. The demonstrators gather in large number to pay tribute to Unitarian minister James J. Reeb. Brown's Chapel church in Selma which was a headquarters for the 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. View of protestors in the second Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery on March 9, 1965. Martin Luther King Jr marches with the people for Civil Rights. Men take pictures. Martin Luther King with white ministers, African American and white citizens, and civil right workers marching on the street. The police stand blocking the road at the end of the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The marchers stand. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks to a policemen. The marchers kneel down on street and pray. Men take pictures. Martin Luther King Jr with other official speaks to the marchers. After praying the marchers turnaround and go back to Selma. They cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

Date: 1965, March 15
Duration: 3 min 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Civil rights demonstrators assemble for their march from Selma, to Montgomery, Alabama

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.

Date: 1965
Duration: 2 min 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Martin Luther King Jr. speaks at Brown Chapel, in Selma, Alabama, after second attempted Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march

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.

Date: 1965, March 9
Duration: 1 min 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. President Johnson and A.G. Katzenbach present Voting Rights Act draft bill; scenes from third Selma to Montgomery march.

Exterior view of White House in Washington DC with a light covering of snow on the ground. Interior view of White House with U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson as he signs a letter to legislators urging quick passage of the Voting Rights Bill in Washington DC. U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson and U.S. Attorney General Nicholas deBelleville Katzenbach seated at a desk. The Attorney General briefs the press about the bill. Journalists take notes about the proposed bill. Scenes from the third Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March, beginning on March 21, 1965. Martin Luther King Jr. and other activists seen marching arm-in-arm at different parts of the parade route, including past the state house in Montgomery, Alabama. Martin Luther King Jr. prepares to address marchers in Montgomery regarding a meeting he had to plan future marches.

Date: 1965, March 21
Duration: 1 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The third Selma to Montgomery civil rights march arrives in the city of Montgomery and reaches the State Capitol building.

The third Selma 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 African Americans. 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.

Date: 1965, March 25
Duration: 2 min 26 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Activities of marchers in Selma, Alabama during the Civil Rights Movement.

Activists work to register African American voters in Selma, Alabama during the Civil Rights Movement. Tow cars parked beside a road. African Americans standing near the cars. Demonstration notices for marchers on a tree pole for the Selma march. The marchers standing outside a building. They come out from the building. Views of demonstrators organizing and assembling. A group of white clergy men standing and talking together.

Date: 1965
Duration: 2 min 48 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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