Civil Rights Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson's severe beating by Dallas County Sheriff Jim Clark during the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” confrontation at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., shocked the nation.
The SPLC rectified a 20-year injustice in 1972 when a federal court ordered the paving of 10 miles of streets in an unincorporated black neighborhood near Selma in Dallas County, Ala. The new streets had to be equal in quality to those installed free in adjacent white neighborhoods in 1954.
. Bonnie Parker lays in the morgue at Arcadia, La., after being shot to death on a nearby country road with her bank robber partner Clyde Barrow, May 23, 1934. Looking on at right is Bill Decker, chief deputy of Dallas County, Texas. (AP Photo)
Amelia Boynton of Selma, is shoved along by her collar by Dallas County Sheriff Jim Clark following an argument which erupted as blacks lined up in front of the courthouse seeking to register to vote in Montgomery, Alabama, Jan. 19, 1965. Photo: Horace Cort, AP / 1965 AP