Election '08 in Civil Rights' Ground Zero

Barack Obama Election 2008 in the Cradle of the Civil Rights Movement Photographer Mario Tama visits Selma and Birmingham as the nation elects its first black American president

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
A boy lies on the carpet in front of a wall of portraits of former pastors of the church. In 1963, four young girls were killed in a bombing of the church, a tragedy that energized the civil rights movement.

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