Selma to Montgomery March
Artist's Statement
      

I was looking for a particular older image (which I didn’t find), but I happened upon some slides that I took over 55 years ago at the age of 19. I was then active in the civil rights movement, in the Los Angeles branch of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).

A group of us from the LA CORE participated in the final day of the 1965 Selma-Montgomery March. I knew I had some pictures but I never thought they were very good. But as I looked through these newly found images (27) I thought these are pretty interesting. They were far from technically perfect, but unlike most of the images I’ve seen from that march, usually taken of the front of the March, these were taken in the midst of it.

The images have quite a bit of mildew now, not having been stored in archival conditions. I found however that I actually liked the feeling it gave to the images, as it gives the feeling of time passed.