James Howard Meredith (born June 25, 1933) is an American Civil Rights Movement figure, writer, political adviser and Air Force veteran. In 1962, he became the first African-American student admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi, after the intervention of the federal government, an event that was a flashpoint in the African American Civil […]
“‘A Girl Can’t Be Too Careful These Days’. A civil rights marcher wears a bright red football helmet with faceguard yet there was little violence in the all white neighborhood during this protest against alleged housing discrimination. She wasn’t even tackled once.” Chicago, 1966.
Martin Luther King Jr. Stride Toward Freedom. The Montgomery Story. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1960.
Malcolm X (Warner Brothers, 1972)
Civil rights demonstrator in court during sentencing, St. Augustine, FL, 1960.
A state patrolman holds his club in the ready, St. Augustine, FL, 1964.
Georgia segregationist J.B. Stoner at rally in St. Augustine, FL, 1964.
Martin Luther King Jr. civil rights leader at press conference, 1968.
Meeting in Chicago, 1966.
National Guard clear streets in Pittsburgh during race riot, 1968.
Police Carry Off Civil Rights Protester, Chester, Pennsylania. Photo is dated 11/14/63.
Black Power rally at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois. Photo is dated 7/10/66.
National Guardsmen work out With bayonets and practice for riot control, Rochester, NY, 1964.
Chicago clergymen picket Board of Education over mobile classrooms for school segregation. Photo is dated Aug 15, 1963.
Prayer In Over School Segregation Chicago IL South Side. Photo is dated Aug 17, 1963.
Chicago woman flees police during school segregation demonstration. Photo is dated Aug 13, 1963.
Chicago woman crawls under police wagon during protest of school segregation. Photo is dated Aug 2, 1963.
[nggallery id=138] The Watts Riots began on August 11, 1965, in Watts, a neighborhood in Los Angeles, when Lee Minikus, a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer, pulled over African American Marquette Frye on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Minikus was convinced Frye was under the influence and radioed for his car to be impounded. Frye […]
Freedom March on City Hall in Gary Indiana, September 14, 1963.
“Mississippi Sheriffs Laugh it Up in the Face of Charges Related to Civil Rights Worker Slayings” (1964)
Mississippi Deputy Sheriff Cecil Price and Sheriff Lawrence Rainey charged with conspiracy in the 1964 slaying of three civil rights workers. December 11, 1964.
Crowd gathered at Congress Plaza in Chicago to hear comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory speak on May 13, 1963.
Protesters picketing in front of the State of Illinois Building on LaSalle Street in Chicago, April 22, 1964. The were supporting the stall-in civil rights protests in New York for the World’s Fair.By the spring of 1964, movements in New York City against racial discrimination had reached a fevered pitch. Minimal advancements from previous campaigns […]
Photo of Topeka Kansas NAACP Picket Civil Rights for Education Equality. Photo is dated 1963.
Police Guard Mississippi Civil Rights Marchers. Photo is Dated 1965.
A group of civil rights demonstrators who were arrested for protesting in front of Chicago City Hall, March 9, 1965. (1st District police station)
Rally was for Washington march on August 26, 1963.
Freedom Riders in Montgomery Alabama at Civil Rights Rally, 1961.
Late 40’s / Early civil rights group picket / “Jim Crow” showing of “Gone with the Wind” / at the uptown Lincoln Theater. Rufus Byars / mgr. of Lincoln on left. 1947 Washington D.C.
Civil Disturbances, 1968
Photo of East St. Louis Boy Civil Rights Arch. Photo is Dated 2/23/92.
Photo of Springfield Massachusetts Supporters for Civil Rights Parade. Photo dated Aug 22, 1965. Massachusetts National Guard stands along the sides of the parade route.
CALIFORNIA COLLECTION: Civil Rights – “Marching Through Selma: A Special Supplement of Documents and Analysis”
The White City The county seat of Dallas County, Alabama, lying on the bluffs of the Alabama River, an important Confederate military depot in the Civil War, today the birthplace and stronghold of the Alabama White Citizens Council, is an ordinary town, a friendly, ordinary town. Listen to the people who should know: “Selma is […]
Ctizens Commttee for the Defense of Mexican-American Youth. While the Rockefeller Committee concentrates on bringing the peoples of Latin-America closer to the United States, what about our good neighbors at home? The interests of cordial relationships between the Americas and the cause of national unity could be tremendously strengthened through special recognition of the problems […]