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UPWA Delegates

Date: 1957
Description: UPWA (United Packinghouse Workers of America) delegates at 1957 convention with Herbert Hill. From left to right are Ollie Webb, Richard Miller, Charles Ha...

Martin Luther King, Jr. During Bus Ride

Date: December 21 1956
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...

Khrushchev's First Hot Dog

Date: September 22 1959
Description: Interviewed outside a meat packing plant near Des Moines, Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev pronounced his first American hot dog to be "wonderful, but not...

FDR on the Radio

Date: January 06 1945
Description: President Franklin D. Roosevelt smiles as he concludes his 1945 radio state of the nation address.

Edward R. Murrow

Date: August 1952
Description: Publicity portrait of CBS news broadcaster Edward R. Murrow. There are airplanes on the tarmac behind him.

Anniversary of JFK Assassination

Date: November 1964
Description: Delegates from the International Labor Press Association place a marker on the grave of President John F. Kennedy to mark the first anniversary of his deat...

Ralph Nader

Date: November 02 1967
Description: Consumer advocate Ralph Nader speaking at a podium.

Meany and Kennedy

Date: 1963
Description: George Meany, President of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, pins a medal on the lapel of President John F. Kenne...

Emmett Till Defendant

Date: September 19 1955
Description: Roy Bryant, one of the two men charged with the murder of Emmett Till who had allegedly whistled at Bryant's wife, Carolyn. She sits at Bryant's right, and...

Emmett Till Trial

Date: September 19 1955
Description: Roy Bryant, and his half-brother J.W. Milam, (left to right) with their attorney on the opening day of their trial for the murder of Emmett Till. The 14-ye...

Rev Wright at Emmett Till Murder Trial

Date: September 1955
Description: Rev. Moses Wright and his son Simon outside the Sumner courthouse where two white men were on trial for the murder of 14 year-old Emmett Till (Wright's nep...

Emmett Till Trial Witness

Date: September 22 1955
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...

Union Leaders in Selma

Date: March 1965
Description: Ralph Helstein (second from the left), the president of the United Packinghouse Workers of America, with other union leaders on the first day of the civil...

Emmett Till Audience

Date: August 1955
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...

Roosevelt, Truman, and Wallace

Date: November 10 1944
Description: President Franklin D. Roosevet, Vice-president elect Harry Truman, and Henry Wallace, the sitting vice-president, riding together in an open car shortly af...

Poor People's March

Date: 1968
Description: Charles Hayes (fourth from the right), an officer of the United Packinghouse Workers of America, with the UPWA delegation to the march.

Building Farmer-Labor Solidarity

Date: 1947
Description: Booth sponsored by United Packinghouse Workers Union Local 46 at the Black Hawk County Fair. The booth included a special exhibit that illustrated how both...

African-American Students with Military Escort at Sturgis High School

Date: September 11 1956
Description: African-American students escorted from Sturgis High School by armed National Guardsmen.

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