[© Declan Haun]



Young People Lead the Way

High school student Genora Covington, 16, of Monroe NC standing for justice, 1961. (See Frame-up, Escape, & Exile of Robert F. Williams for the story behind this photo.)


[© Roy de Carava]


"No Segregation Over Me"

[© Cecil Williams]
[© John Kouns]

[© Ernest Withers]
One day a week for "Colored."

[Photographer unknown]

Making it Clear in Texas
[Photographer unknown]


Brown v Board of Education

[© Hank Walker (Time/Life)]

Dorothy Davis (center) with some of the other students who are part of Dorothy Davis v County School Board of Prince Edward County, Virginia, the suit that grew out of the Student Strike at Moton High to become one of the foundation cases in the Brown v Board of Education decision.

[Photographer unknown]

[© Knoxville Journal]


Clinton, TN, 1956. The first Black students in the South integrate a white school.

[© Knoxville Journal]


Grace McKinley walking her daughter, Linda Gail McKinley past hostile whites to school in Nashville, Tennessee, 1957.

[AP photo]


Ruby Bridges, New Orleans, 1960

[© Richmond Times-Dispatch]


Prince Edward County, Virginia. Students demand re-opening of their schools which have been closed for years to prevent court-ordered integration. Closing the schools denied education to Blacks, but white children were given vouchers to attend segregated "private academies" taught by white public-school teachers.


The Little Rock Nine, 1957

[© Pete Harris]


Never let them see you cry.

[Photographer unknown]

[Photographer unknown]


Students Step Forward

[© Eldred Reaney, Nashville Tennesean]


High-school students picketing a segregated restaurant.
Their line is attacked by racists. See Nashville Student Movement for more information.

[© Harold Lowe Jr, Nashville Tennesean]


The police club the demonstrators. A 15-year old girl lies unconscious in the street where she was beaten down, her sister kneels beside her.


Orangeburg, SC. 1960

[© Cecil J. Williams]


[© Cecil J. Williams]


When school administrators forbid civil rights meetings in campus buildings, Claflin College students meet under the "Freedom Tree," Orangeburg, SC. 1956.


McComb Mississippi, 1961

[© Erle Johnston]

High-school students marching in McComb Mississippi, 1961, to protest the murder of voting rights activist Herbert Lee, and the expulsion of classmate Brenda Travis.

[© Erle Johnston]


The McComb students kneel in prayer. Shortly after this photo was taken, more than 100 are arrested and charged with "Disorderly Conduct." Clearly, the only order they are "dissing" is the order of racism.

[© Matt Herron]

[Photographer unknown]


Bob Moses, Curtis Hayes, and other young McComb activists on trial.


Albany, GA. 1961-1962

[© Wyatt Walker]
In the dark of night, persons unknown transform the
Stop signs in an Albany Black neighborhood.

[Photographer unknown]


Arrested for trying to read a book in a segregated library.

[photo by unknown]


Oh, freedom over me...


Hope and Courage

[1963, © Bruce Hartford]


In another town on another day, heroic law enforcement officers apprehend yet another threat to the stability of the established order.


[© Herbert Randall]


One Person — One Vote

[© Bruce Davidson]
[AP Photo]

Students arrested for demonstrating in support of voting rights, Selma Alabama, 1965.

[© Ken Thompson]


How long?


[© Ken Thompson]
[© Cecil J. Williams]




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