The Edmund Pettus Bridge

Image for The Edmund Pettus Bridge
Created by
Martin, Spider, American, 1939 - 2003
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 8 7/16 x 13 11/16 in. (21.4 x 34.7 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted
Selma, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date
March 7, 1965; printed 1995
Description
A black-and-white photograph of the Selma to Montgomery march progressing over the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where marchers were later attacked in an event known as Bloody Sunday.
Topic
African American
Civil Rights
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.14.18
Restrictions & Rights
© 1965 Spider Martin
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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