Civil Rights Student James Meredith (1963)

    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” (1966)

“‘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.

“LOS ANGELES WATTS RIOTS” (1965)

[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 […]

CIVIL RIGHTS COLLECTION: “Chicago Civil Rights Stall-ins” (1964)

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 […]