Tag Archives: civil rights movement

“A multiracial nation united in justice”

Dan Weiner, [Martin Luther King, Jr., Montgomery, Alabama], 1956 (1984.2) Marvin Koner, Martin Luther King and Family, 1961 (3584.1992) Paul Schutzer, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with Freedom Riders at bus terminal, probably in Jackson, MS, May 1961 (1855.2005) Days after … Continue reading

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Malcolm X

Gordon Parks, L.A. Courtroom, Malcolm X displaying pictures of Muslim Ronald Stokes, killed by police a year earlier,  1963 (178.2003) In the May 31st, 1963 issue of Life magazine, Gordon Parks wrote a compelling article. Together with his photographs and through the words of … Continue reading

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Rosa Parks Day

Don Cravens, [Rosa Parks riding on newly integrated bus following Supreme Court ruling ending successful 381-day boycott of segregated buses, Montgomery, Alabama], 1956 (1262.2005) Rosa Parks Day is celebrated to honor the civil rights activist, who is known for refusing to give up … Continue reading

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Dr. Martin Luther King Day

Flip Schulke, [Martin Luther King Jr. leading second march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama], March 1965 (2012.97.3) Dr. Martin Luther King was the most important force behind the movement toward civil rights. At 35, he was the youngest recipient of … Continue reading

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