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    handbill for the 1963 March on Washington

    Jonathan Daniels, a minister who answered Dr. King's call to come to Selma, Alabama to support the Selma to Montgomery March. He was one of the few who stayed back after the march was over and was shot point blank in the chest by a deputized segregationist while trying to buy his fellow black protesters a Coca Cola.

    23 Amazing Photos From The 1963 March On Washington

    Amazing Photos From The 1963 March On Washington The March on Washington was 50 years ago this week

    "Jimmie Lee Jackson was a young, unarmed civil rights protestor who was shot by an Alabama State Trooper in 1965. Jackson’s death inspired the Selma to Montgomery marches, an important event in the American Civil Rights movement."

    "In 1860, an 11-year-old girl named Grace Bedell wrote a letter to Abe Lincoln. 'Dear Sir...if you let your whiskers grow...you would look a great deal better for your face is so thin. All the ladies like whiskers and they would tease their husbands to vote for you and then you would be President...'" He wrote back, and soon stopped shaving. "On his inaugural train ride from Illinois to Washington, D.C., the president-elect stopped in Bedell’s hometown of Westfield, N.Y., and asked to meet her."

    Civil Rights Movement 1963

    Protest: Martin Luther King during his march from Selma, Alabam, to Montgomery in 1965 as part of the American civil rights movement

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Baltimore. 1964 – Magnum Photos LEONARD FREED

    jackie robinson & dr. martin luther king jr. receiving honorary doctorates from howard university on 6.1957. #mlk #42 #civilrights #Ihaveadream #dodgers #brooklyndodgers - Greg Takayama Takayama Takayama Takayama Takayama Terrell- #webstagram

    Martin Luther King Jr removing a burned cross from his front yard with his son at his side. Atlanta Ga 1960

    The Civil Rights Act 1964

    Civil Rights Movement

    King stands with other civil rights leaders on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., on April 3, 1968, a day before he was assassinated at approximately the same spot. From left: Hosea Williams, Jesse Jackson, King and Ralph Abernathy. Credit: AP

    Teenage Bill Clinton meets JFK, 1963

    On March 7, 1965, a group of 600 civil rights marchers is forcefully broken up in Selma, Alabama in what became known as "Bloody Sunday". Televised images of the brutal attack roused support for the U.S. civil rights movement.

    Viola Liuzzo (1925-1965) She Died Fighting For Civil Rights Viola Fauver Liuzzo belonged to the NAACP at the height of the civil rights movement. In 1965, she marched with Martin Luther King from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to protest discrimination. Afterwards, Liuzzo and her black co-worker, Leroy Merton, drove marchers to the airport. On one trip, they were spotted by four Ku Klux Klansmen who guessed that a white woman and a black man traveling together were civil rights activists.

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    President Lyndon Johnson, after signing the Civil Rights Act, gives the first pen to Martin Luther King, Jr.

    This is a photo of the first Black girl to attend an all white school in the United States—Dorothy Counts—being jeered and taunted by her white, male peers