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Date:  

Description: Page 2 of a leaflet entitled "The Little Rock Story," apparently intended by its publisher, American Nationalist, to persuade NAACP sympathizers in Little...

Photograph

Packinghouse Picnic

Date: 1953 

Description: Children playing outdoors at the Packinghouse Workers summer picnic.

Date: 1968 ca.

Description: Johnnie Tillmon addressing a Mother's Day March on Washington, ca. 1968 or 1969. George Wiley sits directly behind her, on the left. Ethel Kennedy looks on...

Historical Essay

Benjamin Butts (1853-1930)

One Man's Journey from Slavery to Madison Business Owner to State Assembly Staff Member

Learn about a freed slave's intriguing story as a barber serving Wisconsin's prominent politicians, and as a well-known, beloved face in the capital city.

Date: 1955-09 

Description: Rev. Moses Wright and his son Simon outside the Sumner courthouse where two white men were on trial for the murder of 14 year-old Emmett Till (Wright's nep...

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: A woman and child carry CORE picket signs protesting school segregation.

Do you want to see if anyone from your state or community participated in the 1964 Freedom Summer Project? Search over 1,600 names.

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: 1966-03 

Description: Father James Groppi and the NAACP Youth Council demonstrating outside the Eagles Club at night beneath a marquee advertising a Duke Ellington performance.

Date: 1957-05 

Description: Members of the Chicago delegation to the Prayer Pilgrimmage for Freedom in Washington, D.C.

Photograph

H. Rap Brown

Date:  date unknown

Description: H. Rap Brown speaks at a podium with a microphone, gesturing with his right hand. Born Hubert Gerold Brown and known later as Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, Brown...

Date: 1963 

Description: "Martin Luther King .... at Communist Training School," a broadside received by Wisconsin Congressman David R. Obey, while civil rights legislation was bei...

Date:  

Description: A woman speaking at a Civil Rights workshop.

Date: 1965-11 

Description: Three men and two women, including Margie Holman, at the statewide pre-conference committee meeting. SNCC Arkansas Project.

Date:  date unknown

Description: The famous civil rights activist Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. stands in the foreground in the center right. He speaks to a young man and an olde...

Date: 1957-09-26 

Description: Daisy Bates looks out from her front window as members of the 101st Airborne Division prepare to escort members of the "Little Rock Nine" to Central High S...

Date: 1956-10-15 

Description: Daisy and L.C. Bates with two men and a Ku Klux Klan (KKK) cross that they found in their yard. Because this event preceded the integration crisis of 1957...

Date: 1963-08 

Description: Marjory Collins, a writer and photographer for the "National Guardian", took this picture of the housing of poor blacks.

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

Photograph

Shell Labor Rally

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Description: Shell labor rally at an unknown location. Signs include the sayings, "Equal Pay for Women", "Negro and White, Unite and Fight", and "Let the Packers Pay O...

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