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Civil Rights Movement of African Americans    50 years ago at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington sounded "I Have a Dream" speech, the famous black preacher Martin Luther King Jr., has become accepted as a masterpiece of oratory. August 28, 1963, King led a march of 250 thousand people to the memorial erected in honor of the president, who once abolished slavery, and uttered the words designating the decisive stage in the struggle of African-American part of the country for their rights.

A 17 year old African American civil rights activist is attacked by police dogs during a demonstration in Birmingham, Ala., May (AP Photo/Bill Hudson) Special Instructions Image taken from Ullstein archive Image ID 6305030121

Sudan Famine, Tom Stoddart, Photographer **Does this picture move you? To tears? To action? ...gratitude and thankfulness?  <3

Food Theft

This is very sad. A well nourished Sudanese man steals Maize from a starving child during a food distribution at Medecins Sans Frontieres feeding centre at Ajiep, southern Sudan, in 1998 . some people are sickening!

This Aug. 31, 1963, edition of The Afro-American focuses on the March on Washington, which the reporter praised for giving “birth to a new national conscience.” Marking 50 years after many pivotal events of the civil rights movement, on Aug. 2 the Newseum will open the exhibits "Make Some Noise: Students and the Civil Rights Movement" and “Civil Rights at 50."

and I thought "We Shall Overcome" was a Christian song for all Christians. I had no idea of it's place in this history.

An African-American Woman Being Carried by the Police During a Civil Rights Protest:  A Proud Heritage: Photos From the Civil Rights Movement

An African American woman being carried to police patrol wagon during demonstration in Brooklyn, New York in Photo credit: If anyone knows who the photographer was, please let us know. — in Brooklyn, New York.

Freedom Riders: Photo by Paul Schutzer, 1961 (on a ride from Montgomery Ala. to Jackson, Miss.)

Freedom Riders Julia Aaron and David Dennis sit aboard an interstate bus as they and 25 other civil rights activists are escorted by Mississippi National Guardsmen on a violence-marred trip between Montgomery, Alabama and Jackson, Mississippi (June

The casual killing act

Photographs, on display at the Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth, Hants, show a sailor removing the manacle from a newly-freed slave as well as the ship’s marines escorting captured slavers.

KKK Baby.

A small white boy touches the riot shield of a black state trooper at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Atlanta, Georgia, 1992 Hard to believe this was taken Raising children in hate.

"[Harriet Tubman] became the only woman in U.S. history to plan and lead both white and black soldiers in such a military coup. [This] activity...caused black feminists in Roxbury, Massachusetts to organize themselves during the seventies as the Combahee River Collective. When Tubman died, she was given a military burial with honors. It is also Tubman’s work as an abolitionist, advocate for women’s suffrage, and care for the elderly that informs black feminist thought." --Wilma…

A role model for black feminism: Harriet Ross Tubman

Harriet Tubman, born Araminta Harriet Ross, was an abolitionist who rescued more than 300 slaves using the Underground Railroad, a Union spy during the Civil War and women's suffragist.

Kathrine Switzer, première femme à avoir couru le marathon de Boston alors que les organisateurs voulaient l’en empêcher – 1967

53 photographies qui témoignent du courage exceptionnel de ces femmes qui ont marqué l’Histoire

Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer went after Switzer shouting. However, other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.