Unseen Unforgotten: Birmingham News Civil Rights Photos.

Birmingham News published a collection of never-before-seen photos of the civil rights movement in Alabama, forgotten for decades in an equipment closet:

The section is the result of research by Alexander Cohn, a 30-year-old former photo intern at The News. In November 2004, Cohn went through an equipment closet at the newspaper in search of a lens and saw a cardboard box full of negatives marked, "Keep. Do Not Sell."

The caption of the photo above:

March 1965: Thousands of marchers walk 54 miles from Selma to Montgomery to bring attention to the low numbers of black registered voters in the South. Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee workers had been trying to register more voters.


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