“Silent Stand-In” by Stan Payne, March 16, 1965. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 004-10521.

Demonstrators hold signs relating to the 1965 Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches. Signs read “The Vote For All in Selma”, “Freedom Now” and “The Vote is Your Liberty”. Caption under photo: “Colorado College students stood about 20 on city hall steps Tuesday to dramatize Negro voter registration attempts in Alabama and Mississippi. Most, but not all participants followed instructions not to speak during the demonstration.” Photo appeared in the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph on March 17, 1965, page 1.

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