Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm announcing her candidacy for presidential nomination. Photo by Thomas J. O’Halloran, Jan 25, 1972.  U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Shirley Chisholm- she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress. On January she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Civil rights march on Washington, D.C.  Photo by Warren K. Leffler, August 28, 1963. U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

"We march for integrated schools now!" "We demand an end to bias now!" African-Americans carrying signs for equal rights, integrated schools, decent housing and an end to bias during the 1963 March on Washington.

[Front cover of Jackie Robinson comic book]. c1951.  American Memory collection: “ Jackie Robinson & Other Baseball Highlights, 1860s-1960s.” Library of Congress.

Jackie Robinson - On April Jack Roosevelt Robinson stepped onto a baseball diamond in Brooklyn, New York. That was a few years after African-American.

More than 350,000 African Americans served in segregated units during World War I. "True Sons of Freedom."  Color-offset poster. Artist, Charles Gustrine, Chicago, 1918. Library of Congress Exhibit: “The African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship.”  http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/93503146/

This poster shows Abraham Lincoln looking down upon African American soldiers fighting German soldiers during World War I: 'True Sons of Freedom. Colored Men: The First Americans Who Planted Our Flag

Primary Source Set for Teachers - The NAACP: A Century in the Fight for Freedom -- The story of America's oldest and largest civil rights organization, told through letters, photographs, maps, and more. Library of Congress Educational Outreach.

Primary Source Set for Teachers - The NAACP: A Century in the Fight for Freedom -- The story of America's oldest and largest civil rights organization, told through letters, photographs, maps, and more. Library of Congress Educational Outreach.

Blog post: "The Magic Moment" by Caitlin Rizzo, October 18, 2012. Photograph: Gwendolyn Brooks, the 29th Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress.

Gwendolyn Brooks, the Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress.

Blog post: "Teaching Selma: A Civil Rights Struggle Captured in Primary Sources" by Stephen Wesson, Feb 18, 2015. Photograph: 15,000 people march in Harlem. Photo by Stanley Wolfson, March 1965. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

A march of in Harlem in solidarity with the Selma voting rights struggle. Photo: World Telegram & Sun photo by Stanley Wolfson, Library of Congress.

The Brownies' Book. New York, N.Y.: W. E. DuBois and Dill, 1920-1921. From the Serials Collection in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress.  For the full work see: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/ser.01351

Children's Literature: Other Digitized Print Materials (Rare Book and Special Collections Reading Room, Rare Book & Special Collections Division, Library of Congress).

A. PHILIP RANDOLPH, head-and-shoulders, wearing jacket and tie. Silver gelatin photograph by Gordon Parks for Office of War Information, Washington, D.C., 1942 Nov.  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division  A. Philip Randolph Papers collection at the Library of Congress:  http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms005004

Phillip Randolph was an African American civil rights activist who led the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. This biography of Phillip Randolph provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline.

[Bayard Rustin at news briefing on the Civil Rights March on Washington in the Statler Hotel, half-length portrait, seated at table]. Photo by Warren K. Leffler, August 27, 1963.  U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Bayard Rustin Papers Collection at the Library of Congress: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms996004

Bayard Rustin- Civil Rights- Gay Rights- Anti-war activist. Openly gay, being described as having "never heard there was a closet.

Primary Source Set for Teachers - The Harlem Renaissance: Photographs, authors' drafts, sheet music, an audio recording, and newspaper articles let students explore the artistic and literary legacy of the Harlem Renaissance. Library of Congress Educational Outreach.

The Harlem Renaissance: Photographs, authors' drafts, sheet music, an audio recording, and newspaper articles let students explore the artistic and literary legacy of the Harlem Renaissance

Vernon E. Jordan working on a voter education project at the Southern Regional Council, Atlanta Georgia. Photo by Warren K. Leffler, June 15, 1967. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Vernon E. Jordan working on a voter education project at the Southern Regional Council, Atlanta Georgia. Photo by Warren K. Leffler, June Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

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