This photo shows an African American woman sitting at a white only counter. The owners would tell them to move and when they wouldn't the owner of the resterant would call the police and the woman would be dragged out and taken to jail.
Ella Baker (1903–1986) Ella Baker spent her life working behind the scenes to organize the Civil Rights Movement. If she could have changed anything about the movement, it might have been to persuade the men leading it that they, too, should do more work behind the scenes. Baker was one of the visionaries who created the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957.
Daisy Bates was an American civil rights activist, publisher & writer who played a leading role in the Little Rock integration crisis in 1957. Bates & her husband started their own newspaper in 1941 called the Arkansas State Press. The paper became a voice for civil rights even before the nationally recognized movement. After moving to Washington, D.C. in the '60s, she served on the Democratic Nat'l Committee and in the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson