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Date: 1960 

Description: Senator John F. Kennedy, then campaigning for the presidency, speaks with Frank D. Reeves and Marjorie Lawson during a meeting of the American Council on H...

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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...

Photograph

SNCC Meeting

Date: 1965 ca.

Description: Ben G. at the Little Rock staff meeting. SNCC Arkansas Project.

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Description: Daisy Bates speaking at the podium at a breakfast given in her honor at the Sheraton Plaza.

Date: 1957-09 ca.

Description: In order to control the angry crowds that gathered near Central High School during the integration crisis, the police used fire hoses. Here a boy on the gr...

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...

An early view of how a large corporation marketed a valuable piece of technology provides insight into contemporary views of consumerism and industry.

Photograph

Polish Ghetto

Date: 1940-10 

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

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: 1955-09-22 

Description: Willie Reed, an 18-year-old "surprise" witness who bravely testified during the murder trial of 14-year-old Emmett Till, correctly identifying the white de...

The Natchez Poverty Report

View this gallery of photographs from an unpublished 1960s report on living conditions in the African-American neighborhoods of Natchez, Mississippi.

Date: 1879-11-01 

Description: A cartoon depicting General M.C. Butler of South Carolina in fine clothing standing next to an African American on his knees, surrounded by bulls. The capt...

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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...

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Description: Myles Horton, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Jim Stokely, a writer from Newport, Tennessee. Highlander integration workshop.

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Description: A group of Civil Rights activists, including Septima Clark (left), pose in front of the Highlander Library.

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

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Description: Cartoon of Jim Crow in the U.S. zone of postwar Germany, with a soldier goose stepping in the foreground, and Hitler and Stalin in the background.

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Description: A woman speaking at a Civil Rights workshop.

Date: 1951-10-17 

Description: Governor Walter J. Kohler appointed eight civic leaders to the Governor's Commission on Human Rights created to promote tolerance and understanding through...

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Description: Poster for Freedom Day depicting a chained hand reaching for keys. The text includes "Number 2--February 22. Come March with Dr. King! No Forms!! No Tests!...

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