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“55 years ago today, we were beaten, tear gassed, and trampled by horses…”

Charles Moore (1931-2010), [Andrew Young leading people, including John Lewis and Hosea Williams, in prayer, before the Selma to Montgomery march, Alabama], 1965 (169.1991) On Sunday morning, March 7, 1965, a march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery began … Continue reading

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day

Charles Moore, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. arrest in Montgomery, Alabama, 1958 (2011.24.4) Charles Moore, [Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. arrested in Montgomery, Alabama], 1958 (2011.24.5) Charles Moore, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is arrested for loitering outside a courtroom … Continue reading

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dan Weiner, [Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.], 1956 (1984.13) Dan Weiner, [Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Montgomery, Alabama], 1956 (1984.2) Dan Weiner, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., (142.1992) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born today, January 15, 1929.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. 50 years ago

Paul Schutzer, [Martin Luther King Jr. addressing Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.], May 17, 1957 (1808.2005) Fifty years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, his speech “I Have a Dream” continues to powerfully resonate: … Continue reading

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“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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