“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.

WESTERN COLLECTION: “Custer’s Crow Scout ‘Curley'” (1885)

Curley, Custer’s Crow Scout: Albumen Cabinet Photograph by D. F. Barry, Circa 1885. Curley (Ashishishe), one of the Crow (Apsaalooke) scouts assigned to Custer during the Sioux Wars. He is wearing traditional fur-wrapped braids, a tiered shell necklace, and an intent expression. Curley scouted for the Seventh Cavalry during the Little Bighorn expedition and was […]


Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955) was an African-American teenager who was murdered in Mississippi at the age of 14, after reportedly flirting with a white woman. Till was from Chicago, Illinois, visiting his relatives in Money, Mississippi, in the Mississippi Delta region, when he spoke to 21-year-old Carolyn Bryant, the […]