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
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
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 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.
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…
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.
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