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Southern Political Poster - White People Wake Up. Vote for and Help Elect Willis Smith for Senator.
During the days of segregation, some businesses were only open to african american and people of color on certain days. Memphis Zoo was one of those establishments. Although this was still unfair, it is better than it being completely segregated.
Martin Luther King Jr
coretta and martin
Fannie Lou Hammer and Ella Baker, two of the most incredible women of the Civil Rights movement.
Ella Baker, 1964 but as relevant today with 'stand your ground' bs and the dunn trial. When a child murderer gets a courtesy call before getting arrested. one blogger was saying her 10 year old son didn't want to (was too scared to*) wear his hoodie out anymore because someone might feel threatened by him. so we make laws to protect old bigots and terrify children. makes sense
The Green Book (1936-1964), also known as 'The Negro Motorist Green Book' or 'The Negro Travelers’ Green Book', was the best-known travel guide for blacks in America in the 1950s. It listed not the best places but often the only places which welcomed black travelers in those days.
Viola Liuzzo was murdered on March 25, 1965 after the Selma-to-Montgomery Civil Rights March. She is the only white woman honored at the Montgomery Civil Rights Memorial.
Although she was finally given the chance to ride in the Rose Parade over 50 years after having the honor taken away from her, Joan Williams is disappointed her inspirational story couldn't be shared with a much larger audience on TV.
SHE'S MY HERO: Oseola McCarty worked all her life cleaning other women's houses. She lived very frugally, and from her savings, donated $150,000 to the University of Southern Mississippi for scholarship. “I want to help somebody’s child go to college,” she said. “I’m giving it away so that the children won’t have to work so hard, like I did.”
Martin Luther King Jr. at Morehouse College commencement.
Fannie Lou Hamer.
Mugshots of Freedom Riders, Jackson Mississippi, 1961. I love their faces and the range of emotions. All the tiny and not so tiny smiles, as if they know something. I wonder if they knew they'd win.
African American History Infographic
Front and back.... great reflection picture to use when teaching civil rights movement; US History.
Gloria Richardson pushes a bayonet out of her face during a 1963 civil rights protest in Maryland.
COLORED ENTRANCE ONLY - BLACK AMERICANA CAST IRON PLAQUE
Carrie Mae Weems (born 1953) is an American photographer and artist. Her award-winning photographs, films, and videos have been displayed in over 50 exhibitions in the United States and abroad and focus on serious issues that face African Americans today, such as racism, gender relations, politics, and personal identity. She has said, "Let me say that my primary concern in art, as in politics, is with the status and place of Afro-Americans in our country
High School picketer Houston, Texas, May 10, 1965 Unidentified photographer From "Freedom Now! Forgotten Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement" by Martin A. Berger
old slave ad
That's my whippasnappin grandmother on the left. She will be 100 yrs old Dec 2014! #blessed