A photograph of marchers on the third Selma to Montgomery civil rights march, March 25, 1965.
In this photograph, both African American and white marchers stand under flags during the third civil rights march from Selma, Alabama to the state capital of Montgomery. Two previous marches occurred on March 7 and March 9. The first ended in horrific violence against marchers, which captured national and international media attention. On March 15, after the first two marches and before the third, President Johnson gave a speech to Congress urging them to pass his voting rights bill.