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Leaders in the American Civil Rights Movement: SCLC

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s advocacy and implementation of boycotts and non-violent protests characterized the American civil rights movement. Having played a significant role in the organization of the March on Washington, the Selma Voting Rights Campaign and the March … Continue reading

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50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Francis Miller, [Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his "I Have a Dream" speech to the crowd assembled in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.], August, 28, 1963 (1013.2005) Charles Moore, [March on Washington], August 28, 1963 (178.1991) Paul Schutzer, … Continue reading

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Presidents’ Day and Black History Month: “Actions speak louder than words”

We are already in February, a month which is designated as Black History Month. Being a rookie in this country and knowing very little about African-American history, it could seem presumptuous of me to write about it but I have … Continue reading

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Charles Moore, 1931-2010

Charles Moore, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is arrested for loitering outside a courtroom where his friend and associate Ralph Abernathy is appearing for a trial, 1958 Charles Moore, On a downtown Montgomery, Alabama street, racial violence erupts, 1958 Charles … Continue reading

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Bloody Sunday through Gilles Peress’s Eyes

Gilles Peress, Bottom of William Street one minute before the British First Parachute Regiment opened fire, killing thirteen civilians–an event now known as Bloody Sunday, Derry, Ireland, January 30, 1972 A young man, Jim Wray, sits down in defiant but … Continue reading

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Truth Now

Unidentified Photographer, I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance, 1864 Unidentified Photographer, I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance, 1864 Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (Danny Lyon, photographer), NOW, ca. 1968

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Radical Members of the South Carolina Legislature

Unidentified Photographer, Radical Members of the South Carolina Legislature, ca. 1868–72 In 1867, the governments of the former Confederate states were restructured to reflect the new political order of the post-Civil War South. Federal troops oversaw the implementation of the … Continue reading

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