Item no. 28117
Photograph by Burt Berinsky
Burt Berinsky (1931-1991), head photographer for the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) in the 1960s, took this picture in Selma, Alabama in 1965 during the critical civil rights struggles in the South. Selma was the scene of some of the most dramatic events in that historic campaign, including a brutal police attack on marchers as they crossed the bridge on the city's outskirts and the Selma to Montgomery march.
See the Labor Arts Union Square exhibit.
See also an ILGWU mobile health unit at this civil rights march.
Current Events: See also a youtube video of the song Glory, written by John Legend and Common, for the movie Selma about the events of this legendary march.
Photograph by Burton Berinsky. Private collection. Reproduction not permitted.