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.

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.

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.

Angela Davis, a Prisoner rights activist & founder of Critical Resistance, an organization working to abolish the prison-industrial complex, returns to UCLA 45 years after being fired

Angela Davis, a Prisoner rights activist & founder of Critical Resistance, an organization working to abolish the prison-industrial complex, returns to UCLA 45 years after being fired

Time of Change by Bruce Davidson http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/photobooth/2013/07/slide-show-bruce-davidson-civil-rights-photos.html#slide_ss_0=4

Bruce Davidson: Time of Change

Time of Change by Bruce Davidson http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/photobooth/2013/07/slide-show-bruce-davidson-civil-rights-photos.html#slide_ss_0=4

Two Teens In White    During the civil rights movement a party was thrown at a school in Virginia to introduce blacks to whites.     Eve Arnold, Photographer

Two Teens In White During the civil rights movement a party was thrown at a school in Virginia to introduce blacks to whites. Eve Arnold, Photographer

Ruby Bridges, first african-american to attend a white elementary school in the South (Nov. 14th, 1960)  http://dailylifestyle.com/rare-never-seen-photos-of-the-past/21/

Ruby Bridges, first african-american to attend a white elementary school in the South (Nov. 14th, 1960) http://dailylifestyle.com/rare-never-seen-photos-of-the-past/21/

Freedom Riders John Lewis and Jim Zwerg rest after being attacked in Montgomery, Alabama. May 20, 1961.

Freedom Riders John Lewis and Jim Zwerg rest after being attacked in Montgomery, Alabama. May 20, 1961.

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

7 Of The Most Unrecognized Women in Black History

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

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