Dorothy Counts was one of 4 black students selected to integrate all white schools in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 4, 1957
Now that's a suit!
In July 1967, Newark erupted with violence after rumors circulated that a black cabdriver had been beaten and killed by white police officers. He was actually alive — arrested and injured — but for many black residents, it was just another example of Newark’s systemic problems with police abuse, racism, and corruption.
A couple enjoys an old-fashioned zip line at a fair (1923).
A prohibition and anti-saloon league sign, speaking out against liquor.
A "knocker-up" waking up clients (20th century).
"Colored School at Fruit Cove, Florida". A beautiful old image of a one room school house back sometime between the mid-to-late 1870s to the 1880s.
“Do Not Buy Where You Will Not Be Hired” Floyd McKissick Papers, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, UNC Chapel Hill.
Finalists in the "Miss Exciting X-Ray" contest. As with all beauty pageants ... it's what's on the inside that counts ;)
Women's Prison, New Orleans, 1963 by Leonard Freed
Wedding photo, Budapest, c. 1920s
Margaret Gibbs gets a kiss from her betrothed, while her conjoined sister Mary looks on awkwardly, 1940s
Female wrestlers, c. 1950s
Quentin Roosevelt (son of Teddy) and his friend Roswell Newcomb Pinckney at the White House in 1901. They look like trouble :)
The African American Nanny after the Civil War
Life Magazine, 1915