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Lost images of the march from Selma, 50 years later

Excerpt

The following are from the March 23, 2015, edition of CBS 11 News and the March 24, 2015, edition of Religion News Service. Loy Williams was a student at SMU in 1965 when he and others traveled to Montgomery, Alabama, to take part in a historic civil rights march.

March 24, 2015

From Religion News Service

By Sally Morrow

SMU students in the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March - Photo by Loy Williams of SMU

These vivid photographs were captured by Southern Methodist University student Loy Williams during the Selma-to-Montgomery march on March 25, 1965, but were never published — until now.

When recalling his experience, Williams says: “We didn’t know what would happen when we reached the capitol. We were singing the civil rights song, ‘I Am Not Afraid,’ but, yes, I was afraid.”

Read the full story and see 1965 photos by Williams.


From CBS 11 News

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See more 1965 photos by Williams and a recent interview.