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MLK in jail - Civil Rights Movement

MLK in jail - Civil Rights Movement. In jail for what! Wanting human beings to all be treated equally.sad picture, but great man.

Songs My Mother Taught Me, an album of live and private recordings of singing by Civil Rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, was released earlier this year by Smithsonian Folkways to little fanfare. And it is a humble disc in many ways. Hamer was not a professional performer, though she was a natural singer, and there’s something softly moving about her home-based renditions of her mother’s songs. But these songs also bear witness to an intensely moving period of history that saw Hamer on the…

Smithsonian Folkways' Intimate Look at a Legendary Civil Rights Activist

Fannie Lou Hamer--“Through the African American Lens,” culled from a Smithsonian collection, shows how photography — and black photographers — reshaped a people’s image.

101 years before Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin, an African American woman named Elizabeth Jennings refused to be removed from a New York City trolley. Her case in the Brooklyn Circuit Court led to the desegregation of all NYC trolley lines. Her attorney? Future president Chester A. Arthur

101 years before Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin, Elizabeth Jennings refused to be removed from a NYC trolley. Her case in the Brooklyn Circuit Court led to the desegregation of all NYC trolley lines. Her attorney? Future president Chester A.

Democrat PROPAGANDA--The African American police state exercises its authority over the Black minority through an oppressive array of modern day lynchings by the police, increasing for-profit mass incarceration and the.

Vida de Soir  http://community.babycenter.com/post/a28001105/the_lost_history_of_black_pin-up_girls_nsfw#

The lost history of black pin-up girls (NSFW)

Fan Dancer Jean Idelle - Jet Magazine, February 1953 by vieilles_annonces

Today is Bloody Sunday Anniversary!

Amelia Boynton Robinson, more than a century old and a matriarch of the civil rights movement, recalls how she was beaten, tear-gassed and left for dead on "Bloody Sunday." Photo credit: Does anyone know who took this photo?

Bob Adelman, Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham, 1963.  “The police and firemen used a brute show of force to try to stop the ongoing demonstrations. It didn’t work on this day. Rather than fleeing, the protestors hung on to each other and were able to stand up to the full fury of the water, though not without casualties. I have never witnessed such cruelty. There was almost as much moisture behind the lens as in front.”

10 Essential Civil Rights Movement Photographers

“Fireman turn high powered hoses against demonstrators in Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham, Alabama, 1963 by Bob Adelman”

Harlem supports the Selma Civil Rights Movement, New York City, 1965. Reproduced with permission from photographer Diana Davies

" Harlem supports the Selma Civil Rights Movement, New York City, 1965 Photo credit: Diana Davies Papers

*incredible The only known photograph of an African American Union soldier with his family. c1863-65

Taken sometime between 1863 and this is the only known photo of an African American Union Soldier with his family. Curiosities: More Rare Historical Photos

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