"In 1926, a group of African-American residents of Wilmington, NC, asked if they could use the Wilmington Public Library. They were denied and within a few months they raised enough money to start their own library at Giblem Masonic Hall."
USA. Alabama. Birmingham. 1963. Firemen turn high-powered hoses capable of stripping bark from trees against peaceful demonstrators, who are knocked down and skid across the grass in Kelly Ingram Park. By coming together and holding on to one another, they are able to stand up to the fire hoses. When they could no longer knock down the united protestors, the fireman turned off their hoses.
1945 Photograph of the Enoch Pratt Free Library book wagon during a visit to the 1000 block Dallas Street in Baltimore, Maryland. Gathered around this horse-drawn wagon and looking over the books before making a selection are numerous African American children and adults. In the background on this cobblestone street are brick houses with shuttered windows, hanging baskets, window boxes with flowers, and outdoor tables and chairs.