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Description: A group of African Americans in the courtroom at the Emmett Till murder trial. The 14-year-old Till, who was visiting Mississippi from Chicago, was murdere...
Description: Entrance to the Highlander Library with CIO student in doorway. Poster on the window reads, "CIO says, 'Wipe out Discrimination'".
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: 1965 ca.
Description: Charles Tounson with bandaged head.
Description: A cartoon depicting a kneeling man with a rope around his neck, held by one of a group of demonic-looking Ku Klux Klansmen (KKK), entitled "Plan of the Con...
Date: date unknown
Description: Hand-painted holiday card of three African American children eating watermelon. One girl sits on the ground, a boy has a watermelon in his lap, and the sec...
Description: Father James Groppi and the NAACP Youth Council demonstrating outside the Eagles Club at night beneath a marquee advertising a Duke Ellington performance.
Description: Fur workers rally outside the Radley Fur Company.
Description: International Model A-4 truck delivering heating oil to residential home in Vancouver, British Columbia, 1933. Truck was owned by Watkins-Winram Coal Co....
Description: Prisoners, most wearing striped uniforms, on both sides of a barbed wire fence cheering at their liberation from the concentration camp by the United State...
Description: Father James Groppi (1931-) and social activists at NAACP March, marching east up Wisconsin Avenue.
Description: Exterior view of the segregated entrance for African-Americans at Malco Theater. There is a fire escape on the side of the building. Several cars are parke...
Date: 1968 ca.
Description: Father James Groppi with young civil rights activists. They have all joined hands and are singing.
Description: Daisy Bates watching Governor Faubus on television.
Description: An Obreros Unidos (United Workers) member holding a sign, possibly like those in the background, that says "Juntarnos Para Ser Reconocidos/Hablar Para Ser...
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...
Description: Student Leadership Conference, May 4-6, including Ella Baker (front row, far left), Carl Braden (second row, hands clasped around knees), Anne Braden (seco...
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: 1972 ca.
Description: George Wiley speaking at a rally, wearing a "Welfare Rights Now!" button on his shirt.
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