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Black Voting Rights Activist

Biography of Ezekiel Gillespie who was active in Milwaukee's small Black community, especially on voting rights issues.

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: A man is seated at a desk, writing and smoking a cigarette.

Date: 1967 

Description: Two boys standing on the sidewalk are distributing "La Voz Mexicana" ("The Mexican Voice"), the official newspaper of Obreros Unidos (United Workers), a un...

Photograph

SCEF Conference

Date: 1962-04 

Description: A voter registration panel at a SCEF (Southern Conference Educational Fund) conference. Seated at the table are Hosea L. Williams, W.P. Mitchell of the Tus...

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Description: Daisy Bates outside her home with four of the Little Rock Nine. The students are Elizabeth Eckford, Minnijean Brown, Melba Pattillo, and Thelma Mothershed.

Date: 1966 

Description: Jesus Salas, in a white shirt and standing in front of the microphone with his arm raised, addresses a rally at the top of the steps in front of Waushara C...

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Description: Eleven people, including Thurgood Marshall, Anne Braden, Myles Horton, and Septima Clark, are seated and standing during a Civil Rights meeting at Highland...

Date: 1965-07 

Description: A car trunk in the foreground frames a house in the background in this image taken by a civil rights volunteer.

"House in background is used by twenty-fi...

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Description: Father James Groppi and students from Boniface School join the public school boycott. They're clapping their hands and appear to be chanting.

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: Children play a game outdoors as a part of a Freedom School activity.

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Description: Daisy Bates watching Governor Faubus on television.

Date: 1966 

Description: A large group of people standing outdoors at a primary election for the LCFO (Lowndes County Freedom Organization). There is a building in the background.

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Description: Eleanor Roosevelt speaks on the front porch of Highlander School. The woman seated behind Ms. Roosevelt is May Justus, who, with her partner Vera McCampbel...

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: A man wearing overalls sits on a porch.

Date: 1965-07 

Description: A woman and two children, photographed by a civil rights volunteer.

"Mrs. Ernestine Bishop, another most courageous freedom worker. Last summer she walk...

Date: 1964-07 ca.

Description: A group of men and women work on a community construction project. Several support the framing of a wall, while a man straddles the top of the frame to ham...

Date: 2015-11-10 

Description: A man is standing in the foreground on the right, near a group of protesters seen in the background. The man is holding a drum slung over his right shoulde...

Historical Essay

Barbee, Lloyd A. (1925-2003)

Civil Rights Advocate and Legislator

Biography of Lloyd A. Barbee, Milwaukee civil rights advocate and legislator.

Date: 1969 

Description: A migrant worker family stands in front of a parked vehicle and a cabin that serves as temporary housing in a Wautoma labor camp. Some of the children are...

Date: 1964-07-15 

Description: The cover design of the Benton County Freedom Train newsletter printed with purple ink, probably mimeographed.

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