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Looking Into the Past by Jason Powell

March on Washington

Never-Before-Seen Photographs of the March on Washington

The March On Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963 // uncredited

23 Amazing Photos From The 1963 March On Washington

23 Amazing Photos From The 1963 March On Washington

Civil rights plus full enjoyment equals freedom. 22 Amazing Photos From The 1963 March On Washington

Bayard Rustin: An American Hero No Longer Forgotten.  Jailed for not entering the draft.  Went to India to learn more about the non-violence movement.  Organized, participated in, and was arrested for the original freedom ride in 1947 (before the 60s rides).  Advised MLKJ on non-violence.  Chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, he kept in the background as he'd been reviled for his homosexuality by some within (and without) the movement.

Bayard Rustin--Civil Rights Activist, Gay Rights Activist, Architect of March on Washington, mentor to MLK

Civil rights activists march towards Washington.

Caption from LIFE. "Overalled couple with New York delegation, reminiscent of famous Grant Wood painting, join crowd which packed mall before Lincoln Memorial." The March on Washington, August Power to the People

Black Churches in Texas: A Guide to Historic Congregations by Clyde McQueen, who is the first cousin to my grandfather, the late Rev. S. B. Parker of Houston,Texas

Black Churches in Texas: A Guide to Historic Congregations by Clyde McQueen, who is the first cousin to my grandfather, the late Rev. Parker of Houston,Texas

Tuesday, Sept 4: “Little Rock Nine” Denied Entrance to School    On this day in 1957, the “Little Rock Nine,”  a group of African American high school students, unsuccessfully attempted to pass through angry crowds to integrate Central High School in Arkansas. Governor Orval Faubus had called out the National Guard to prevent them from entering the school.

A Moment In American History On Sept. with 300 United States Army troops standing guard, nine children were escorted to Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, days after racist unruly crowds had forced them to withdraw.

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