Resting During Riot

Two men sleeping in the pastor's car park during a siege of the First Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama by a white mob of three thousand during the night of 20th-21st May 1961. The previous day, Freedom Riders had been met with violence on their arrival at the Greyhound Bus Station in the city. Many later took refuge in the church, which was besieged until the early hours when National Guard vehicles were used to evacuate the building. (Photo by William Lovelace/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Two men sleeping in the pastor's car park during a siege of the First Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama by a white mob of three thousand during the night of 20th-21st May 1961. The previous day, Freedom Riders had been met with violence on their arrival at the Greyhound Bus Station in the city. Many later took refuge in the church, which was besieged until the early hours when National Guard vehicles were used to evacuate the building. (Photo by William Lovelace/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Resting During Riot
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Credit:
William Lovelace / Stringer
Editorial #:
2673639
Collection:
Hulton Archive
Date created:
21 May, 1961
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Source:
Hulton Archive
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HL6868
Object name:
97i/06/huch/6200/3
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