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Marlon Brando and Paul Newman at a Civil Rights Rally, Sacramento, 1961

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Leaders of the march], 08/28/1963

Frank Sinatra was a big activist in the civil rights movement, refusing to stay at hotels that didn't allow "blacks". Even using his mafia ties to help get labor unions behind JFK because he knew they shared the same opinions on equal rights.

“No person in the United States shall on grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” Civil Rights Act, 1964

Marlon Brando, James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, Charlton Heston, Joseph Mankiewicz , and Sidney Poitier discuss the Civil Rights Movement, on the same day as MLK’s “I have a dream” speech. August 28, 1963.

Civil Rights March on Washington

Charlie Chaplin and Helen Keller. Love the thought of these two people meeting.

Josephine Baker, wearing her medals from her service in the French Resistance during World War II, at the March on Washington, 1963. ©Missouri History Museum

LIFE Magazine March 19, 1965 - Selma Alabama Civil Rights March

Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte & Charlton Heston. Civil Rights March - Washington, 1963.