Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is photographed here participating in the Selma to Montgomery March for voting rights in March of 1965. This campaign led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. However, it was King's position in opposition to the American war against Vietnam, advanced in April of 1967, that intensified the US Government's determination to bring about his liquidation one year later in 1968. Photographed right behind King is James Forman, who was then executive secretary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
The Pan-African News Wire is an international electronic press service designed to foster intelligent discussion on the affairs of African people throughout the continent and the world. The press agency was founded in January of 1998 and has published thousands of articles and dispatches in newspapers, magazines, journals, research reports, blogs and websites throughout the world.
The PANW represents the only daily international news source on pan-african and global affairs.