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For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Contact: Georgia Ann Conner, Communications Officer
ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES & HISTORY TO RELEASE NEWLY DISCOVERED, UNSEEN FILM FOOTAGE AND AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE SELMA-TO-MONTGOMERY MARCH ON THURSDAY, MARCH 19 AT 10:00 am
Montgomery, AL (3/17/15) – On Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 10:00 am the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) will hold a press event to release newly discovered, unseen film footage of the Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights March and recently acquired aerial photographs of the marchers’ departure from their final campsite at the City of St. Jude on the morning of March 25, 1965, and their arrival into Montgomery.
The approximately 3,000 feet (run time approximately 90 minutes) of 16mm color and black-and-white film footage was recently discovered during a collections inventory of materials created during the George Wallace administration. It has never been viewed by the public and captures in vivid color powerful scenes from the third and final march in Selma, along Highway 80, and in Montgomery.
The aerial photographs were taken by the Alabama Air National Guard and are part of two separate collections recently donated to the ADAH. They show fascinating aerial scenes of Montgomery on March 25, 1965 as the marchers arrive at the Capitol steps.
The press event will be held in the ADAH’s Milo B. Howard Auditorium, and all members of the media are invited to attend. Opportunities to view the footage and the photographs will be available. Staff will be on hand for interviews. For additional information please contact ADAH Communications Officer Georgia Ann Conner at (334) 328-9088 or email@example.com.
View a short trailer of the footage here - YouTube
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