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Civil rights movements

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Series 2. African American Experiences, 1930 - 1980, bulk: 1960 - 1980

 Series — Box 1s2-3s2, Folder: 1-16
Scope and Contents

This series of photographs addresses significant events and people in Black American history from the 1930s through the 1970s. A number of photos address desegregation, the civil rights movement, and the Black Panthers.

Dates: 1930 - 1980; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1980

Subseries 1. Leaders, 1956 - 1977

 Sub-Series — Box 1s2, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents

This series of photographs focuses on the various leaders of the Civil Rights Movement and covers 1956 to 1977. Photographs contain candid press photographs of individuals such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King (several photographs), Muhammad Ali, Roy Innis, Ralph D. Abernathy, Angela Davis, and Reverend Jesse Jackson (several photographs).

Dates: 1956 - 1977

Subseries 2. Demonstrations, 1956 - 1975

 Sub-Series — Box 1s2, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents

This series contains photographs depicting the various demonstrations during the Civil Rights Movement from 1956 to 1975. The subject matter of the various photographs include marches commemorating the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.; the "March against Repression"; the "March to Montgomery"; and demonstrations against Alabama Governor George Wallace. A notable photograph is a group photograph of the Supreme Court Justices of the time.

Dates: 1956 - 1975

Subseries 3. Desegregation in Education, 1956 - 1975

 Sub-Series — Box 1s2, Folder: 3-4
Scope and Contents This series contains 2 folders that capture the desegregation in education during 1956-1975. The folders contain candid press photographs depicting marches/demonstrations both for/against integration in schools; photographs of "black pride" classes; photographs of Governor George Wallace preventing integration at the University of Alabama; photographs of integrated classrooms; and photographs of several African-American educational leaders. Notable photographs include a poignant photograph...
Dates: 1956 - 1975

Subseries 6. Acts of racism, 1956 - 1970

 Sub-Series — Box 2s2, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents

This series contains some images of acts of racism against African Americans. It includes photograph of James Meredith after he was shot in the back (June 6, 1966).

Dates: 1956 - 1970