When police viciously attacked a
peaceful civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama March 7, 1965 the pivotal
moment in American history became known as "Bloody Sunday."
The Steven Kasher Gallery in New York has put
together a comprehensive exhibition showcasing the work of three photographers of
the era - Spider Martin, Charles Moore and James Barker - commemorating the three historic
marches of 1965 on the 50th anniversary.
Many of the images show well known figures such as Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr., John Lewis and Andrew Young and are among the most memorable
images from that era. Others, less well known, from photographer James Barker, are of moments behind the scenes from the marchers’ point of view.
Photo: Reflection of Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma, Alabama, the starting point for the marches in 1965.
By CBSNews.com photo editor Radhika Chalasani