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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...

Date: 1971-02-05 ca.

Description: Poster featuring a drawing of Huey Newton to advertise his appearance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Field House. Newton helped found the Black Pan...

Date: 1956-12-21 

Description: Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. riding a bus with white Methodist minister Glenn Smiley during the Montgomery bus integration struggle. The man seated in fro...

Date:  

Description: Cover design of a pamphlet entitled "The Five Horses of the Apocalypse," a Lecture by J. E. Stout, A Devine Prophecy of the Ku Klux Klan, featuring a line...

Date: 1915-02-22 

Description: African American tenant farmers assembled for a barbecue. The tenants worked for Louis Frank Sessions who appears in the front row, third from the left (we...

Date: 1982 

Description: Victory celebration for Eddie Carthan, the black activist mayor of Tchula, Mississippi. Carthan was convicted on charges of robbery and murder in 1981. Thi...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Ho-Chunk Indian chasing white spectators from pow wow. Copy negative by Charles Van Schaick, cartoon by David Goodvillage.

Date: 1957-09-26 

Description: Daisy Bates, the head of the Arkansas NAACP, stands behind seven of the Little Rock Nine, who are seated on a sofa in her living room. They have assembled...

Date: 1964-04 

Description: Founding members of the Southern Students Organizing Committee (SSOC) at a committee meeting, discussing ways to organize white students in the South to pr...

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Daisy Bates

Date: 1963-04 

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

Date: 1953-06-08 

Description: Rhoda Smith (left) and Ardele Kingeter of West Senior High School put the final touches to their symbolic mural of the Brotherhood of Man on the east wall...

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Polish Ghetto

Date: 1940-10 

Description: Children and adults in the Jewish ghetto in Szydlovwisc, Poland, posing for American journalist Alvin Steinkopf.

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: 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: 1907 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard of the Thompson Tent Show. A tent, a tall wagon and a truck that runs the generator are set up in a field or park with houses and tre...

Date: 1924-12-05 

Description: Klansmen of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) wearing conic masks and white robes gather at the funeral of Herbert C. Dreger, a police officer who was shot and killed...

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Burned Cross

Date:  date unknown

Description: A charred wooden cross attached to a stake in the ground on the lawn near a road. In the background are residential buildings.

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Date: 1924-06 

Description: Poster advertising the first annual Spring Festival and Entertainment event held on June 14, 1924 by the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). There is an ima...

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