Voices of Civil Rights
  • Richard Yagami. Norwalk, Connecticut (1)
  • At work on camouflage nets at the Japanese internment camp in Santa Anita, California, 1942. Copyprint. U.S. Signal Corps, Wartime Civil Control Administration, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (2)
  • Crowd behind barbed wire fence waving to departing friends on train in Santa Anita, California, 1942. Photograph by Julian F. Fowlkes. Copyprint. U.S. Signal Corps, Wartime Civil Control Administration, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (3)
  • William Minner. Topeka, Kansas. Photograph by Lester Sloan, © AARP 2004 (4)
  • Man drinking at “colored” water cooler in the street car terminal. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, July 1939. Photograph by Russell Lee. Copyprint. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (5)
  • Theresa Joiner. Chicago, Illinois. Photograph by Lester Sloan, © AARP 2004 (6)
  • Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Bradley, 1955. Gelatin silver print. Visual Materials from the NAACP Records, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (7)
  • [Street rally in New York City, October 11, 1955, under joint sponsorship of NAACP and District 65, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Workers Union in protest of slaying of fourteen-year old Emmett Till.] Photograph by Layne's Studio, New York City. Gelatin silver print. Visual Materials from the NAACP Records, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (7A)
  • Brown attorneys George E.C. Hayes, Thurgood Marshall, and James M. Nabrit congratulating each other after the Supreme Court decision, 1954. Copyprint. New York World-Telegram and Sun Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (9)
  • Rev. Timothy Ahrens. Columbus, Ohio. Photograph by Lester Sloan, © AARP 2004 (10)
  • Integration leader Rev. F.L. Shuttlesworth and other African Americans seated alongside white passengers in Birmingham, Alabama, 1956. Gelatin silver print. New York World-Telegram and Sun Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (11)
  • Effie Jones Bowers. Little Rock, Arkansas. Photograph by Lester Sloan, © AARP 2004 (12)
  • African American students arriving at Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas, in U.S. Army car, 1957. Photograph by Bern Keating. Copyprint. U.S. News & World Report Magazine Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (13)
  • Franklin E. McCain, Sr. Charlotte, North Carolina. Photograph by Lester Sloan, © AARP 2004 (14)
  • Ronald Martin, Robert Patterson, and Mark Martin stage sit-down strike after being refused service at a F.W. Woolworth luncheon counter, Greensboro, N.C., 1960. Gelatin silver print. New York World-Telegram and Sun Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (15)
  • Protest by ministers outside a F.W. Woolworth store in New York City, April 14, 1960, in protest of the store's lunch counter segregation at the chain's southern branches. Gelatin silver print. New York World-Telegram and Sun Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (16)
  • Hazel LeBlanc Whitney. Detroit, Michigan. Photograph by Lester Sloan, © AARP 2004 (17)
  • Rev. R.L.T. Smith, near top at right, addresses crowd in New York at a memorial service for Medgar Evers. Gelatin silver print. New York World-Telegram and Sun Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (18)
  • Carolyn Byrd. Midlothian, Virginia. Photograph by Lester Sloan, © AARP 2004 (19)
  • Cleveland Robinson standing on second floor balcony of the National Headquarters of the March on Washington in Harlem, with his arm lifted up toward banner announcing the march, 1963. Photograph by Orlando Fernandez. Gelatin silver print. New York World-Telegram and Sun Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (20)
  • We Shall Overcome March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963. Created by Louis Lo Monaco. Souvenir portfolio: halftone color. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (21)
  • Sarah J. Rudolph. Birmingham, Alabama. Photograph by Lester Sloan, © AARP 2004 (22)
  • Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) conducts a march in Washington, D.C., in memory of Negro youngsters killed in the Birmingham bombings, September 22, 1963. Photograph by Thomas J. O'Halloran. Copyprint. U.S. News & World Report Magazine Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (23)
  • Rutha Mae Harris. Albany, Georgia. Photograph by Lester Sloan, © AARP 2004 (24)
  • Cairo, Illinois. John Lewis, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) field secretary, later SNCC chairman, now congressmen (second from left), and others pray during demonstration, between 1962 and 1964. Photograph by Danny Lyon. Gelatin silver print. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (25)
  • Stokely Carmichael, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) president, in midst of crowd demonstrating near the Capitol, 1967. Copyprint. New York World-Telegram and Sun Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (26)
  • Rev. James Jackson. Selma, Alabama. Photograph by Lester Sloan, © AARP 2004 (27)
  • Aerial view of marchers crossing the Edmund-Pettus Bridge during the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. Gelatin silver print. New York World-Telegram and Sun Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (28)
  • Sister Antona Ebo, F.S.M. St. Louis, Missouri. Photograph by Lester Sloan, © AARP 2004 (29)
  • Participants marching in the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. Photograph by Peter Pettus. Modern gelatin silver reprint from 1965 negative. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (30)
  • A pair of muddy shoes, in the picture's foreground, underscores the weariness following the 1965 march from Selma to its termination at the state capitol in Montgomery, Alabama. Gelatin silver print. New York World-Telegram and Sun Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (31)
  • Dorothy Mays. Chicago, Illinois (32)
  • View of scene in Lowndesboro, Alabama, where Michigan civil rights worker Mrs. Viola Liuzzo was slain March 25, 1965, while driving to Selma after the Selma-to-Montgomery march, March 26, 1965. Gelatin silver print. New York World-Telegram and Sun Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (33)
  • Mary Frances Mays. Hayneville, Alabama. Photograph by Lester Sloan, © AARP 2004 (34)
  • President Lyndon B. Johnson gives Dr. Martin Luther King one of the pens used in the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965; in the background are Rep. Claude Pepper (center) and Rev. Ralph Abernathy, 1965. Copyprint. New York World-Telegram and Sun Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (35)
  • Somebody paid the price for your right: register/vote. A. Philip Randolph Educational Fund, ca. 1968. Poster. Gary Yanker Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (36)
  • Percy Green, II. St. Louis, Missouri. Photograph by Lester Sloan, © AARP 2004 (37)
  • Civil rights demonstrators from the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) chained to a federal courthouse in New York City in order to protest civil rights abuses in Jackson, Mississippi, 1965. Gelatin silver print. New York World-Telegram and Sun Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (38)
  • Harold Dahmer. Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Photograph by Lester Sloan, © AARP 2004 (39)
  • Remains of brick home of Dr. C.C. Simpkins, vice president of the NAACP's Shreveport, Louisiana, office, after bombing by the Ku Klux Klan, ca. 1957. Gelatin silver print. Visual Materials from the NAACP Records, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (40)
  • Hilario Romero. Española, New Mexico. Photograph by Lester Sloan, © AARP 2004 (41)
  • Poster announcing a twelve-hour vigil in support of the American Indian occupation of the village of Wounded Knee at the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, 1973. Created by the American Indian Movement. Poster. Gary Yanker Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (42)
  • Alida Montiel. Scottsdale, Arizona. Photograph by Lester Sloan, © AARP 2004 (43)
  • Viva Chavez, viva la causa, viva la huelga. [Long Live (Cesar) Chavez, Long Live Our Cause, Long Live Our Strike]. Created by Paul Davis. New York: Darien House, 1968. Color lithograph poster. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (44)

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