Posts tagged civil rights.
The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, a pioneer of the civil rights movement, died Wednesday in Birmingham, Ala. Shuttlesworth led Birmingham’s battle against segregation — a battle that focused the national spotlight on the violent resistance to equal rights in the South and forced change. He was 89.
Worth listening to: please click the above-linked NPR clip discussing the life and influence of Rev. Shuttlesworth. It is POWERFUL stuff. The courage and conviction of this man is nothing short of amazing and inspiring.
Before you go to work…
Never saw this picture in my history book!
Hells to the yes. Hell. To. The. Yes.FUCK THE POLICE. Power to the people.
August 28, 1963 - “I Have A Dream” MLK - Happy Anniversary
Faces at the Civil Rights March on Washington
In 1963, when civil rights leaders announced plans for a March on Washington, President Kennedy initially opposed the idea, fearing a large demonstration in the capital could turn violent and jeopardize the civil rights bill. After a meeting with the leaders, he was persuaded that the march was “in the great tradition” of American protest.
Among the crowd of over 200,000 who gathered on August 28 for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom were:
-Sidney Poitier, Harry Belefonte, and Charlton Heston on the Lincoln Memorial
-Children, including the young girl above with a banner
-Musicians Joan Baez and Bob Dylan
-Author James Baldwin and actor Marlon Brando
-Former National Basketball Association player, Bill Russell
-Entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr.
-Actor Lena Horne
-Former National Baseball League player, Jackie Robinson with his son
More striking images from the crowd can be found here.
Amazing collection of photos!
June 1964. Black Children integrate the swimming pool of the Monson Motel. To force them out, the owner pours acid into the water.