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Date: 1957-12-06 

Description: Portrait of Gloria Ray, one of the Little Rock Nine.

Date: 1957-09-28 

Description: Violence against African American journalists covering the Little Rock integration story. Here the crowd moves in on Jimmy Hicks (center, wearing a hat),...

Date: 1972 

Description: Three children stand holding signs along with adults. They're protesting city neglect of the Ninth Ward in New Orleans. In the background are musicians on...

Date: 1957-12-06 date unknown

Description: Melba Pattillo, later Melba Pattillo Beals, of the Little Rock Nine.

Date: 1962 

Description: Student Non-Violence Coordinating Committee (SNCC) workers pray together near the burned remains of a church in southwestern Georgia.

Date: 1964-08-06 

Description: Audience and stage with a banner that reads "Freedom Democratic Party" at the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) State Convention.

Lee una breva historia de Lucha por la Justicia para los Trabajadores Agrícolas.

Date: 1879-02-08 

Description: A cartoon entitled "The Latest Illustration of Our Humane Indian Policy" depicting an imprisoned, injured Native American man who has been served "boiled s...

Date: 1952-01 

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

Photograph

Rev. Joseph Lowery

Date: 1991 

Description: Rev. Joseph Lowery, minister, civil rights leader, and president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), speaking to a conference sponsored...

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...

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: A man stands with his arm raised and his finger pointed upward at a mass meeting.

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Description: Alice Cobb (right), a Highlander Folk School staff member, and an unidentified workshop participant during a Civil Rights workshop at the school.

Date: 1965-07 

Description: A church building photographed by a civil rights volunteer.

"The 4th Sunday church of Summit. Rev. Ned Taylor, pastor. After church, Rev. Taylor invited...

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Description: Entrance to the Highlander Library with CIO student in doorway. Poster on the window reads, "CIO says, 'Wipe out Discrimination'".

Historical Essay

Black History in Wisconsin

Read about Black history in Wisconsin. There are many links to original documents, pictures, eyewitness accounts, and other primary sources.

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

Photograph

Mary McLeod Bethune

Date: 1946-11 

Description: Mary McLeod Bethune (left), noted educator and civil rights leader, at the annual convention of the Southern Conference for Human Rights. The woman to her...

Date: 1964-08 

Description: A television set displays an image of a man seated at a desk covered in papers and microphones, likely at the 1964 Democratic National Convention where the...

Date: 1954-10-29 

Description: Members of the youth advisory board and the young adult board of the Governor's Commission on Human Rights gather around Governor Walter Kohler prior to a...

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