While most people remember Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, they forget that the Montgomery Bus Boycott succeeded because of the participation of tens of thousands of ordinary people. These women and men risked their lives and jobs to keep the boycott alive. Many, like this woman, walked instead of riding the segregated buses.
WW2 (1942) U.S.A. Centerville, California. This youngster is awaiting an evacuation bus. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration. // Dorothea Lange, 9 May 1942
Henri Cartier Bresson -1961 Title: Tent City, Near Somerville, TennesseeTemporary living quarters for African- American sharecroppers who registered to vote and as a result were evicted by white landowners. This woman, fifty eight years old, had picked cotton on the same land since she was eight years old.