March 21, 1965. 52 years ago. The Third Freedom March to Selma. Martin Luther King Jr., the Southern Christian Leadership Conference as well as hundreds of others march from Selma, Alabama to the Alabama state capitol in Montgomery successfully under the protection of federalized state troopers. The first march took place on March.7/1965 and was organized locally by SCLC Director James Bevel and Amelia Boynton in Selma. The first march did not go successfully for the marchers in the short run but certainly brought the violence being inflicted upon them by Alabama state troops to a national awareness when images and film of tear gas, billy clubs and attacks dogs being used on unarmed protesters aired on national television. This event is often referred to as Bloody Sunday and brought hundreds from across the nation to aid the protesters. The second march on March.10/1965 saw the marchers confronted by troopers at the end of the Edmund Pettus Bridge, (pictured above) where after a stand-off with state troopers, the protest turned around and went back to King's church. Following this march, King sought federal protection for the marchers from the President for the next march. On the night of March.10/1965, a Unitarian Universalist minister from Boston, James Reeb was murdered by an unidentified lynch mob, no doubt for his participation in the protest. On the third march of March.21/1965, after being stopped several times by state troopers under orders from Governor Wallace, the marchers were allowed to procede under a federal court ruling and with protection from the now federalized state troops under the command of President Lyndon Johnson. The marchers reached Alabama State Capital on March.24/1965. This march was able to bring great awareness to the cause of black voter registration (without harrasment) in the South and in turn helped pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965 on August.6/1965. #martinlutherking#martinlutherkingjr#drmartinlutherking#mlk#drking#racism#marchofselma#votingrights#selma#alabama#reebs#jamesreeb#boynton#ameliaboynton#jamesbevel#bevel#jamesbevel#johnson#lyndonjohnson#lbj#montgomery#votingrightsactof1965#1960s#60s#1965
Wandering around Olney after a Mothers' Day drive coffee-and-cake interlude, we stumbled across Desmond J. Snail: a little vintage car dealership -- closed, but parked in the window was a beautiful little '65 rally conversion Cortina.
My dad had a Cortina -- though I think his was a MK2, and red (of course). He always says it was his favourite he's ever owned, and can't quite keep the sigh from his voice when he recounts (each time like it's the first, memory like a sieve and all) how someone ran into the side of him and wrote it off. He just bought a second hand Mondeo and he's all excited about the bells and whistles, having never had a car that can play music from your phone, but if I ever found myself with the means to do so, I'd buy him a Cortina just like his old one and we'd go out for apple pie and ice cream, just the two of us.
Simple pleasures; dependable company; comfortable quiet. The perfect escape.
Chassis Restoration for my 1965 corvette is finally done! Just as she would have rolled off the assembly line in 1965. Only 35k original miles, decided to keep the body and paint original and still has the factory 1965 windshield if that says how clean it was.
my heart completely burst with happiness yesterday when my cousin revealed that he hauled this out of storage for my birthday present. it's a 1965 Magnavox record player that belonged to my grandma and grandpa. It's been in storage since my grandma started renting out her house some years ago, and when I was with my cousin in the storage a few years ago I told him I would die to have it. I remember it being in her house when I was a kid, I remember wanting to touch and play with it so badly and feeling a very strange sense of wonder when I looked at it, or felt the material covering the big 15" speakers in the bottom. I can't believe that my grandparents left their music in it for so long, some still in plastic.. I can't believe how amazing they were, are, and always will be in my heart. Maps of their travels together and music that touched their souls has now literally ignited emotions inside me I've never felt before. I know that may sound ridiculous to some people, and that's because we all have things that set our hearts on fire; some have belief and religion, while I have always believed in the healing power of music. The way it can stop and start almost anything in your mind and also your heart. So many musicians, lyricists, composers, bands, performers, and listeners- have touched my soul and healed something inside of me. I treasure this gift with all of my heart. I have shed a few tears while typing this and it feels so good, knowing how much love has always been in my family- how much beautiful music they breathed and lived in their lives and into my own self right now.
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