Fifteen thousand people, including at least as many whites as Negroes, marched in New York City Sunday (14 March) in sympathy with the Negro voter-registration dive in Selma, Alabama, and in protest against the violence that has occurred in Selma this month.
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Background: Fifteen thousand people, including at least as many whites as Negroes, marched in New York City Sunday (14 March) in sympathy with the Negro voter-registration dive in Selma, Alabama, and in protest against the violence that has occurred in Selma this month. Some of those who took part in the march went Sunday night to the George Washington Bridge, across the Hudson River between New York City and New Jersey, for the start of a relay run to Washington in commemoration of those who have died in the civil rights struggle.
The afternoon march took place in Harlem, the Manhattan district where many of New York City's Negroes live. It began in the chilly mid-afternoon sun outside the Hotel Theresa, a Harlem landmark. It ended an hour and a half later in the cold dusk. The white and Negro marchers included ministers and rabbis, nuns and priests, trade unionists and members of civil rights groups, and ordinary citizens. After the silent, grim parade, civil rights leaders called for intervention in Selma by the federal government. Speakers also called for a nation-wide social, economic and moral boycott of the state of Alabama. Joan Baez, the young folk singer, sang "freedom songs."
Sunday night, some of the Harlem demonstrators accompanied 18 runners to the George Washington Bridge for the start of the marathon run commemorating those who have died in the civil rights struggle. The runners, including several Olympic stars and 10 members of the so-called "Domestic Peace Corps," will carry an unlit torch along the highway to Washington, where they will present it to President Johnson. They hope to arrive at the White House Wednesday afternoon.