Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking to 25,000 civil rights marchers in Montgomery, 1965.
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MLK's Selma march through Stephen Somerstein's lens

The Oscar-nominated film Selma tells the story of the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, led by Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1965.

One person who was present at the march was Stephen Somerstein, a photographer for a student newspaper whose iconic images still resonate 50 years later.

Somerstein's photographs are now on display at the New York Historical Society.

The BBC's Nick Bryant reports.

  • 16 Jan 2015
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