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Date: 1942-07-14 

Description: Meeting of United Packinghouse Workers Local 69 stewards and committeemen employed at the Hygrade Food Products plant. They were meeting to organize a labo...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Emzie Watkins, a delegate from United Packinghouse Workers of America Local 33 and an employee of the Armour Company in Birmingham, at a union convention....

Date: 1961 

Description: First page of a draft of a letter from the Racine branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People urging more militant activity in...

Date:  date unknown

Description: "Little Rock's Lady of the Year," a flyer distributed by racists in Little Rock, illustrated by her 1946 police mug shot and arrest record. The text charge...

Photograph

Daisy Bates

Date: 1963-04 

Description: Daisy Bates seated at a desk in the NAACP office.

Date: 1961 

Description: Second page of a draft of a letter from the Racine branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People urging more militant activity i...

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Description: Portrait of James L. Farmer, Jr. sitting at his desk with a "End Segregation - CORE" poster behind him. James Leonard Farmer, Jr. was a civil rights activi...

Photograph

Willie McGee Rally

Date: 1952 before

Description: An unidentified rally in support of the rights of Willie McGee who was convicted of raping a white woman in 1945. His case attracted the attention of many...

Photograph

Ku Klux Klan Parade

Date: 1924-12-05 

Description: Ku Klux Klan (KKK) wearing conic masks and white robes parading down King Street to Schroeder Funeral Home for the funeral of Police officer Herbert Dreger...

Date: 1963-05-28 

Description: A group of white teenage boys pour drinks and condiments on African American students sitting at a Woolworth's lunch counter in a non-violent demonstration...

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: Group of protesters march in front of a Howard Johnson's restaurant holding signs. One says "Segregation OUT!! Integration IN!! CORE - NAACP".

Date:  date unknown

Description: Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) bumper sticker reading, "One man, one vote."

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Description: L.A. Blackman, from Elloree, South Carolina, standing outside of Highlander Library.

Date: 1960 

Description: Members of a Des Moines United Packinghouse Workers of America local picket outside a Woolworth's store to demonstrate their opposition to segregation of W...

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Description: A cartoon depicting an African American family hovering beneath a Ku Klux Klansman (KKK) and a white supremacist in the Reconstruction South. There is a sk...

Date: 1952-01 

Description: Herbert March speaking at the "Negro and White, Unite and Fight" rally in -8 F degree weather.

Date: 1924-10-04 before

Description: Broadside advertising a meeting and picnic of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) at Miller's Park in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Date: 1964 

Description: Campaign poster for Victoria Gray. She ran against the policies of white segregationist Senator John Stennis in the 5th District. Along with Fannie Lou Ham...

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