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Patricia Stephens Due being arrested during 1963 demonstrations at Tallahassee’s Florida Theater. Due later led black voter registration drives in North Florida for the Congress of Racial Equality. Patricia Stephens Due, was jailed for leading sit-ins, marches and other protests, making her one of the most prominent women at the vanguard of the civil rights movement of the 1960s. (Photo: Florida Photographic Collection)

My late mother, Patricia Stephens Due, arrested during a civil rights demonstration in Florida in

In 1965, at Jackson, Mississippi, Matt Herron took an iconic and ironic image from the civil rights era as a white policeman rips an American flag away from a young black boy, having already confiscated his ‘No More Police Brutality’ sign.

Mississippi, Matt Herron

Bigotry and hate. In at Jackson, Mississippi, Matt Herron took an iconic and ironic image from the civil rights era as a white policeman rips an American flag away from a young black boy, having already confiscated his ‘No More Police Brutality’ sign.

50 years after Watts riots, similar scenes seen on the streets of Ferguson - Americas - World - The Independent

50 years after Watts riots, similar scenes seen on the streets of Ferguson

Police grapple with riot suspects outside the Los Angeles police station as they are being transferred to central headquarters. The violence began on August 50 years ago today, after a black motorist was arrested for drunk driving and a minor r

In this famous photograph by Eve Arnold, a young activist is trained not to react to provocation at a 1960 civil rights training session in Virginia.

Eve Arnold: School for black civil rights activists; young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face or her hair being pulled. Virginia, 1960 (no link, but a reminder to find out more about SNCC training)

A Ku Klux Klan is making a warning to blacks to stay away from polling places in the municipal primary on May 3,1939.

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A Ku Klux Klan member dangles a hangman's noose from a car as a warning to blacks to stay away from polling places in the municipal primary in Miami on May Despite the threats, 616 blacks voted. You MUST vote in 2014 to stop voter suppression.

How did the murder of a 14 year old boy influence African American society and the Civil Rights Movement? Emmett Till, a Black youngster from Chicago, would visit his uncle in Mississippi in 1955 expecting a summer vacation of fun. Instead, it turned tragic as Emmett was suspected of a controversial action in the racist Deep South and found dead along a riverbank. Despite the extreme brutality and racism, Emmett's mother would turn the murder into a watershed moment in the Civil Rights…

Discrimination in America: Emmett Till's Death & Impact on Civil Rights Movement

Ira Aldridge was the first internationally famous African-American actor. He became a renowned interpreter of Shakespearean tragedy on the European stage. Aldridge was born on in 1807, in New York City and was the son ofIra Aldridge was the first internationally famous African-American actor.  He became a renowned interpreter of Shakespearean tragedy on the European stage. Aldridge was born on in 1807, in New York City and was the son of Lurona and Daniel Aldridge. His father, a Presbyterian…

Ira Aldridge was the first internationally famous African-American actor. He became a renowned interpreter of Shakespearean tragedy on the European stage. Aldridge was born on in 1807, in New York City and was the son ofIra Aldridge was the first internationally famous African-American actor. He became a renowned interpreter of Shakespearean tragedy on the European stage. Aldridge was born on in 1807, in New York City and was the son of Lurona and Daniel Aldridge. His father, a Presbyterian…

Second wave feminism. This is a snapshot of when feminists opposed the Miss America Pageant in 1968.

Second wave feminism. This is a snapshot of when feminists opposed the Miss America Pageant in

Untitled (1940s) by Joe Schwartz, Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, Gift of Joe Schwartz & Family

National Museum of African American History and Culture photo archives bear witness to the black experience - The Washington Post

Civil Rights Movements | Cultural Politics

A quiet, courageous, determined Civil Rights protest march around the courthouse in Monroe, North Carolina in © Declan Haun

Civil rights activist James Zwerg after being beaten by a white mob in Alabama, 1961. (After the beating he had to wait two hours for treatment as no white crew would pick him up.)

Civil rights activist James Zwerg after being beaten by a white mob in Montgomery, Alabama during the Freedom Ride, After the beating he had to wait two hours for treatment as no white crew would pick him up.

Amelia Boynton-Robinson, beaten, gassed, and left for dead by police in Selma, Alabama during the first Selma to Birmingham voting rights march. 3/17/65. (x)

atleasthalfasleep: “ Amelia Boynton-Robinson, beaten, gassed, and left for dead by police in Selma, Alabama during the first Selma to Birmingham voting rights march. (x) Amelia.

Nueva York, Alfred Eisenstaedt. El día de la victoria sobre Japón.

end of world war II. A sailor was so happy that he grabbed an unknown nurse in Times Square and gave her a kiss. This famous kiss was captured by photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt and published in Life Magazine