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Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Isaiah Pyant, C.I.O. member, sitting in an armchair in his home reading the newspaper.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Quarter-length portrait of an African American woman. She is wearing a dark dress or blouse and a necklace and earrings.

Date: 1970-04-24 

Description: Chicago R&B singer Baby Huey leaning against a car with his trumpeter, (likely Rick Marcotte) and conga player, (possibly Plato Jones) who is wearing an Am...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Vel Phillips sits at a table with a group of African American men and women. The table is covered with handbags, eyeglasses, and beverages. Several more pe...

Date: 1970-04-24 

Description: View from above and behind the stage of Chicago R&B act Baby Huey & the Babysitters mid-performance, while the large festival audience stands around the st...

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: Annie Devine, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Victoria Gray, fellow MFDP candidates. All three women are wearing hats and carrying handbags. A crowd of people are be...

Brief descriptions and links to original documents created by CORE, SNCC, COFO, local residents, volunteers and opponents. Organized by topic

Date: 1970-04-24 

Description: Chicago R&B act Baby Huey mid-performance viewed from the audience. The band was made up of a three man horn section, electric guitar, drums, congas, elect...

Date: 1964-08-08 

Description: Teachers at the Freedom School convention during Freedom Summer. The woman in the center is Liz Fusco, one of the coordinators of the Freedom School projec...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Martha and Notley Henderson with their three children. The Hendersons were early African American settler...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of Church Street. Trees line both sides of the street, with telephone and/or electricity poles. The trees obscure the buildings to the left, and t...

Photograph

Car Wash

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: View of a man wearing an apron washing an automobile up on a lift.

Read an overview of this pivotal event in the nation's civil rights era

Date: 1948-05-01 

Description: Striking members of Packinghouse Workers Local 392 in Baltimore getting ready for Children's Day on the picket line. Frank McCarty, of the UPWA, is about...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Vel Phillips in a large group portrait of mostly women. The women are wearing dresses and coats and have name tags on their lapels. A building with large g...

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Description: Lewis Arms hugs Helen Berry playfully. He is wearing his Navy uniform.

Date: 1912-10-01 

Description: An African American man dressed in work clothes, a long apron, and a hat stands next to a cart drawn by two horses. The cart is loaded with goods and rope....

Photograph

Group on a Sofa

Date:  date unknown

Description: Group of people sitting on a sofa, with one man standing on the right. The man sitting on the far right holding papers in his hands is Amzie Moore, noted c...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a crowding standing on platform near the tracks at Harlingen Railroad Depot, awaiting a train's arrival.

Date: 1945-08-08 

Description: Students attending a lecture. The Abraham Lincoln School for Social Science, Chicago, Illinois, sponsored a Summer Institute in Madison for several summers...

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