U.S. Civil Rights Movements

Images documenting the fight for equality & civil rights in the United States.
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African-Americans, Native Americans, women, immigrant groups - throughout the history of the United States, all have fought for full rights. These are the photos of their struggles to achieve equality.
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Woman suffrage headquarters in Upper Euclid Avenue, Cleveland--A. (at extreme right) is Miss Belle Sherwin, President, National League of Women Voters; B. is Judge Florence E. Allen (holding the flag); C. is Mrs. Malcolm McBride
Photograph taken at the White House of the group of children who have come to Wash. to appeal to the President for the release of political prisoners
Longest Walk Indian Teepee at the Washington Monument grounds in protest of the treatment of Native Americans.
A photo of part of crowd in Harlem chants and taunts police on Lenox Ave. last night / World Telegram & Sun photo by Stanley Wolfson.
Iran Hostage Crisis student demonstration, Washington, D.C.
Demonstration protesting anti-abortion candidate Ellen McCormack at the Democratic National Convention, New York City
Gay rights demonstration at the Democratic National Convention, New York City
Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925 and died February 21, 1965, with Dr. Martin Luther King.
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May 19, 1925 - Unknown
After the assassination of Martin Luther King Junior, people picketed the White House in favor of expanding Civil Rights. The signs visible in this photo say "WE have a dream" and "Let his death not be in vain" courtesy of the Library of Congress,
Added Aug 25, 2011 by: Kathy Pinna
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The March on Washington in favor of Civil Rights, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Over 200,000 people marched on Washington DC to protest for Civil Rights for African-Americans. This is the March in which Dr King gave his famous "I have a dream" speech. Dr King is shown in this photo with other civil rights leaders - they are in front of the bandstand, surrounded by protest signs. courtesy of the Library of Congress, Leffler, Warren K., photographer
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Jan 15, 1929 - Apr 4, 1968
Added Aug 25, 2011 by: Kathy Pinna
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A photo of John Lewis being arrested by police in a1960s civil rights protest. To read his biography, click on his name (below and to the right). What a life!
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Feb 21, 1940 - Jul 17, 2020
This is a photo of Rosa Louise (Mc Cauley) Parks added by Amanda S. Stevenson on July 7, 2020.
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Feb 4, 1913 - Oct 24, 2005
Added Jul 7 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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Elizabeth Keckley- dressmaker to Mary Todd Lincoln. She was born into slavery and became a successful seamstress, civil activist, author and dressmaker to the First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln.
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February 1818 - May 26, 1907
Delaware National Guard posted up during Wilmington Race Riots after Martin Luther King was assassinated.
Added Sep 15, 2013 by: Dennis Vickery Jr
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Culpeper, Va. Group of officers with gun at artillery headquarters
This is a photo of Emancipation Day, Richmond, Va. added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
Added Jan 11, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
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This is a photo of "Emancipation Day in South Carolina" - the Color-Sergeant... added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of Rev. Martin Luther King added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of Strike for God and [...] 25th United States Colored Troops added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
A photo of Abraham Lincoln with, from left: Col. Alexander S. Webb, Chief of Staff, 5th Corps.; Gen. George B. McClellan; Scout Adams; Dr. Jonathan Letterman, Army Medical Director; an unidentified person; and standing behind Lincoln, Gen. Henry J. Hunt.
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Feb 12, 1809 - Apr 15, 1865
This is a photo of Revised / Chamberlain. added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of A female suffrage fancy / J. Keppler. added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
A photo of Bayard Rustin (center) speaking with (left to right) Carolyn Carter, Cecil Carter, and Kathy Ross, before demonstration
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
This is a photo of New York, N.Y.--Suffragettes on 23rd Street added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of The riots at New York added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
Added Jan 11, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
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"Calm about it." At Fifty-sixth and Lexington Avenue, the women voters showed no ignorance or trepidation, but cast their ballots in a businesslike way that bespoke study of suffrage
KY was the twenty-fourth state to ratify the 19th Amendment, January 6, 1920
This is a photo of Breaking in suffrage speakers - Mrs. E.R. Smith added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
Lawyer Inez Milholland Boissevain riding astride in the March 3, 1913, suffrage parade in Washington, D.C., as the first of four mounted heralds. In her short life Milholland shared with many of her fellow marchers a commitment to social reform. She joined organizations striving to improve the working conditions of children and the lives of African Americans. She was also a strong supporter of the shirtwaist and laundry workers. Three years after the parade, she collapsed and died at age thirty during a western suffrage lecture tour.
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Aug 6, 1886 - Nov 25, 1916
This is a photo of The first picket line - College day in the picket line added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
A suffragette holding a sign that says "Help us to win the vote" - men and boys just looking on. They don't look very helpful!
In the days of "Old Dobbin" and Derby hats Mrs. Harriot Stanton Blatch exhorted the Wall Street crowds (She was the daughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton)
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Jan 20, 1856 - Nov 20, 1940
A photo of Susan B. Anthony
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Feb 20, 1820 - Mar 13, 1906
A photo of Lucy Stone
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Unknown - Unknown
A photo of a suffrage parade on May 4, 1912.
The Emancipation Proclamation, or Proclamation 95, was a presidential proclamation and executive order issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1862, and effective as of January 1, 1863
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Feb 12, 1809 - Apr 15, 1865
Silent protest parade in New York City against the East St. Louis riots
Two cartoons showing discrimination against Irish immigrants
Added Jan 10, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
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This is a photo of Franchise. And not this man? / Th. Nast. added by Ancient Faces on January 10, 2012.
Added Jan 10, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
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Puck magazine supporting women's suffrage.
This is a photo of "Woman are too sentimental for jury duty" --Anti-Suffrage... added by Ancient Faces on January 10, 2012.
This is a photo of When our national guard is feminized / Hy Mayer ; by Hy... added by Ancient Faces on January 10, 2012.
This is a photo of Boiling over / Mabel Lucie Attwell. added by Ancient Faces on January 10, 2012.
This is a photo of Two's company three's a crowd! / Keppler. added by Ancient Faces on January 10, 2012.
Added Jan 10, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
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This is a photo of The feminine of Jekyll and Hyde / Keppler. added by Ancient Faces on January 10, 2012.
This is a photo of "The first vote" / AW ; drawn by A.R. Waud. added by Ancient Faces on January 10, 2012.
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