JET Remembers MLK
This photo depicts Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, participating in the Selma to Montgomery march for voting rights in March 1965. This act marked a political and emotional peak of the Civil Rights movement. During that march, protesters were met with violent resistance by state and local authorities. The historic march, and King’s participation in it, greatly helped raise awareness of the difficulty faced by Black voters in the South, and less than five months after the last of the three marches, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965.