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Ernest C. Withers (American, 1922–2007) First Desegregated Bus Ride: Dr. Martin Luther King and Rev. Ralph Abernathy on first desegregated bus, Montgomery, Alabama, December 1956, from the portfolio I am a Man, 1956 Gelatin silver print Oberlin Friends of Art Fund, 2004.6.2

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Today we join the nation in marking Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, with this photograph by Ernest C. The day commemorates King’s life and work as a non-violent activist for racial.

Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King, marching in 1966 on the Georgia state capitol.

and his wife, Coretta Scott King, marching in 1966 on the Georgia state capitol.

This civil rights movement timeline covers the struggle's second phase in which nonviolent action was put to the test during the early 1960s.

A Timeline of 1964 and 1963 Civil Rights Milestones

Selma-Montgomery March: Martin Luther King leading march from Selma to Montgomery to protest lack of voting rights for African Americans. Beside King is US Congressman John Lewis, Reverend Jesse Douglas, James Forman and Ralph Abernathy. March 1965.

View Martin Luther King Marching for Voting Rights with John Lewis, Reverend Jesse Douglas, James Forman and Ralph Abernathy, Selma by Steve Schapiro on artnet. Browse more artworks Steve Schapiro from Monroe Gallery of Photography.

thats-the-way-it-was: “ April 4, 1968: Civil rights leader, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is shot to death at a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. A single shot fired by James Earl Ray from over 200 feet away...

April Civil rights leader, Rev. is shot to death at a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. A single shot fired by James Earl Ray from over 200 feet away at a nearby motel.

“Taking a knee is not without precedent Mr. Those who dared to protest have helped bring positive change”

The Brown Family - Brown vs. Board of Education  Topeka, Kansas

Separate but Equal: Segregation in the Public Schools -- The Brown Family - Brown vs. Board of Education Topeka, Kansas -- In the Supreme Court decided the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.

seriously, they were treated horribly just because their skin is a different color. WWJD??!!

Janice Jackson, Evelyn Pierce, and Ethel Sawyer of the Tougaloo Nine, under arrest for the crime of reading in a "white only" libraray.

The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) is a U.S. civil rights organization that played a pivotal role for African-Americans in the Civil Rights Movement. Description from imgarcade.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) is peacefully protesting. CORE played a large role in promotion of voting rights.

1948. Although African Americans had participated in every major U.S. war, it was not until after World War II that President Harry S. Truman issues an executive order integrating the U.S. armed forces.

Although African Americans had participated in every major U. war, it was not until after World War II that President Harry S. Truman issues an executive order integrating the U.

Girls between the ages of 14-17 sit in a detention center in Birmingham, Alabama during The Children's Crusade of 1963. (Getty)

Birmingham Children's Crusade of Read about courageous children whose non-violent protests were pivotal in the Civil Rights Movement

Fannie Lou Hammer and Ella Baker, two of the most incredible women of the Civil Rights movement.

Fannie Lou Hammer and Ella Baker, two of the most incredible women of the Civil Rights movement. But doesn't fanny lu look a little like Oprah

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