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April 4th, 1968

Joseph Louw, [Body of Martin Luther King Jr., Lorraine Motel, Memphis, Tennessee], April 4, 1968 (1862.2005) Joseph Louw, Ambulance at site of Martin Luther King Jr. assassination, Memphis, Tennessee, April 4, 1968 (1860.2005) Forty nine years ago today, on April … Continue reading

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Imogen Cunningham

Kenn Duncan (1928-1986), Imogen Cunningham, San Francisco, 1975 (398.1982) Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976), My Signature, 1973 (52.1998) Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976), Frida Kahlo, 1931 (2010.22.1) Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976), Mills College Amphitheater, ca. 1920 (400.1981) Hansel Mieth (1909-1998), San Francisco Civil Rights Parade; … Continue reading

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Vote

Vu, “They will vote…” May 8, 1929, (2009.52.43) Unidentified Photographer, [Senator John F. Kennedy giving a campaign speech, Alexandria, Virginia], August 24, 1960 (2013.96.24) ALEXANDRIA, VA., AUG. 24 — CAMPAIGNS IN VIRGINIA — Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts, Democratic … Continue reading

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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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