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Burt Lancaster, was a supporter of Civil Rights and a critic of the Vietnam War.   At the March on Washington, he reads a a proclamation from Paris with 1,500 signatures supporting the rally.   (Dick Darcey / The Washington Post)

Celebrities who joined the March on Washington

August 1963 - Actor Burt Lancaster at the National March on Washington for Civil Rights reads a list of 1500 signatures from people in France supporting the March.

Dianne Carroll and Sidney

vintageblackglamour: “ Diahann Carroll & Sidney Poitier in Paris Blues. ” In her autobiography, The Legs are the Last to Go, Diahann Carroll acknowledges she had an affair with Sidney Poitier.

Become part of the 1963 March on Washington stamp by adding your name to the mosaic today! http://hsht.ag/g6i #MyMarch

Become part of the 1963 March on Washington stamp by adding your name to the mosaic today! http://hsht.ag/g6i #MyMarch

1965  February 26, 1965 · Marion, Alabama Jimmie Lee Jackson was beaten and shot by state troopers as he tried to protect his grandfather and mother from a trooper attack on civil rights marchers. His death led to the Selma-Montgomery march and the eventual passage of the Voting Rights Act.

Jimmie Lee Jackson was beaten and shot by state troopers as he tried to protect his grandfather and mother from a trooper attack on civil rights marchers. His death led to the Selma-Montgomery march and the eventual passage of the Voting Rights Act.

In 1962, James Meredith was the first African American student admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi, an event that was a flashpoint in the American civil rights movement. October 1, 1962.

Characters in my novel, Holding True, celebrate this event. In James Meredith was the first African American student admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi, an event that was a flashpoint in the American civil rights movement.

George Washington Carver was a scientist who invented peanut butter and made other discoveries

In honor of the brilliant inventors in our history. George Washington Carver and Henry Ford were close friends. Ford had an elevator installed in Carver’s dormitory at Tuskegee so Carver could get to his laboratory more easily in his later years.

J.E.B. Stuart.

See all posts on the Battle of Chancellorsville As the fighting wound to a close on May 150 years ago today, Stonewall Jackson met.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Harry Belafonte share a good laugh together.

and Harry Belafonte share a good laugh together. This photo was released by Alfred A. Knopf last year when they published Mr. Belafonte’s memoir, My Song

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