Spider Martin Micah lemon

Photos of Martin

Born in Fairfield, Alabama on April 1st, 1939
Martin's family
"Two minute warning" taken by Martin (March 7th, 1965)

Over the next several weeks Spider remained in the area, chronicling the day-to-day events of the Selma campaign, from church rallies and strategy sessions to the marches themselves.

Other pictures taken by Martin

March 7th, 1965

Martin died by suicide on April 8th, 2003

Raised in Hueytown, Alabama

March 21st, 1965

Spider Martin started off by covering the death of an African American Deacon by the name of Jimmy Lee Jackson, 20 miles outside of Selma.

March 25th, 1965

In two years, Alabama had moved to the forefront of the civil rights efforts.

March 7th, 1965

Alabama, in the words of Dr. King, had become "the symbol of bitter-end resistance to the civil rights movement in the Deep South.

Both taken March 21st, 1965

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